Author Archives: Amber Wetherell

Bald Eagle Day – Saturday, March 3 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Watching a Bald Eagle soar overhead is a breathtaking sight.  Bald Eagles have been very active in the area lately!  At this time of year, the resident Bald Eagles are mixing with the eagles that are traveling through the area.  Other raptors are also on the move in the Little Sioux River Valley. All of this raptor activity comes just in time for the annual Bald Eagle Watch on Saturday, March 3 at the Prairie Heritage Center.  This event is

February Library Conservation Series: The Games We Played

Are you looking for a way to pass a winter evening?  This historical presentation focusing on games played by pioneers and Native Americans may be just the answer.  Learn the history of some popular games.  Determine the skill set a game improves.  Then try your talents or luck at some of these historical pastimes. This program will be offered at the following locations: Thursday, February 8 at 4:00 p.m. – Sutherland Library Monday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. – Sheldon

January Library Conservation Series – Signs of the Year

Get ready to look at 2018 from a completely different perspective!  Phenology is nature’s calendar.  Take a look at the study of seasonal natural phenomena especially related to plant and animal life.  Preview the year looking at expected highlights.  Then set out to observe the changes throughout the upcoming year!  You are guaranteed to begin looking at those calendar pages from a whole new view! This program will be held at the following locations: Monday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m.

The MAMMOTH has arrived!

A life-size mammoth statue has arrived at the Prairie Heritage Center!  The latest addition to the O’Brien County Conservation Board’s nature center stands overlooking the prairie on the southwest side of the building.  The mammoth was fabricated and installed by Port Neal Welding Company of Salix, Iowa.  The project was funded by a grant from the O’Brien County Community Foundation and private donations.  Be sure to stop by and check it out the next time you’re in the area!  

Snowshoe Making Workshop at the Prairie Heritage Center

After the first taste of winter, we know that the change of seasons is just around the corner.  The Conservation Board is again offering the opportunity to hand craft beautiful showshoes.  Several different styles will be offered including the traditional wood frames as well as the modern aluminum version. Few experiences can compare to stomping across freshly fallen snow on a pair of snowshoes.  This activity is an excellent way to relax and get exercise at the same time!  Hiking

Decorate a Nature Tree Monday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Decorate a Nature Tree at the Prairie Heritage Center Winter will be here soon.  In this time of giving, it is also a good time to think about the creatures outdoors.  In this family friendly program, participants will create two decorations to place outdoors for wildlife – one to take home and one to decorate a tree near the center.  This event will be held at the Prairie Heritage Center on Monday, December 4 at 7:00 p.n.  Bring appropriate clothes

Nature Crafts Day at the Prairie Heritage Center

Join us for Nature Crafts Day on Sunday, November 12th from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit by creating crafts made from natural items.  “Nature Crafts” provides an enjoyable afternoon for people of all ages.  The recipe for these holiday decorations includes a few nature items, a little creativity, some glue and sparkles.  You bring the enthusiasm and we’ll provide the rest!

Women’s Night Out at the Dog Creek Bin Cabins

Fall has arrived and with it comes crisp evenings and stunning sunrises.  Women looking for a special time with friends are going to enjoy the “Women’s Night Out” sponsored by the O’Brien County Conservation Board. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 17th and will conclude at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 18th.  Throughout the time together, ladies will take part in Dutch Oven cooking, a night hike, crafts, astronomy, birding and more. The adventure will be held

Native Games Day

Come out to the Prairie Heritage Center and enjoy Native Games Day on October 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.! Celebrate International Archaeology Day by learning about some games from the past. This will be a hands-on event which engages participants in playing a wide variety of games.  Try your luck with games of chance.  Test your senses with observation tests. Hone your skills with active games.  This event will include activities appropriate for people of all ages.

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