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Full Moon Hike

Strap on your snowshoes or boots – depending on the ground cover – and enjoy a stroll through the crisp winter evening air.  The O’Brien County Conservation Board is holding a Full Moon Hike on Tuesday, February 19.  Meet at the Prairie Heritage Center at 6:30 p.m. for a hike along the path.  The full moon should be rising, stars should be crisp in the dark sky, and often the sounds of coyotes and owls fill the air. Dress in

Icy Art

The natural world is filled with color, shape, and design. In 2019, the O’Brien County Conservation Board will be hosting a monthly Nature’s Art series to engage people of all ages in looking at nature through an artistic lens. The next program in the series is “Icy Art” which will be held at the Prairie Heritage Center on Saturday, February 9. The event begins at 2:00 p.m. Participants will create two different types of projects to take home. Capture the

Bald Eagle Watch

The annual Bald Eagle Watch will be held on Saturday, March 2 at the Prairie Heritage Center.  This event is a come-and-go opportunity to observe eagles throughout the day.  The O’Brien County Naturalist and other volunteers will be on hand to help you spot and identify eagles. At 2:00 p.m., Iowa author/photographer, Ty Smedes, will be presenting information about raptors.  Smedes photography and knowledge of birds makes this a presentation you won’t want to miss!  There will also be hands

Nature’s Art: Color Hike

The Nature’s Art series will begin with a color hike on Saturday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. Meet at the south side of Dog Creek Park near Sutherland. You will be surprised to see the vivid palette of colors. The program will involve being in the outdoors and walking on uneven surfaces. No registration required.

Winter Birding

Are you looking for the first robin or bluebird of the year? The Waterman Creek and Little Sioux River valleys are the perfect place to spot these typical summer visitors along with a variety of winter guests. Join bird expert, Lee Schoenewe and others in a birding event hosted by the O’Brien County Conservation Board. Meet at the Prairie Heritage Center at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5 for a day of winter birding. Participants will carpool to some excellent

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