Meet at the Lodge at Mill Creek Park on Wednesday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m. for the annual GPS version of a holiday tradition!
Stones tell stories! This presentation is an overview of a look at rocks. It is part geology, part paleontology, and part archaeology. Whether you wander the local cemetery looking at headstones or the local main street looking at architecture, there are even more stories hidden in stone there. Participants will take a look at the lichens that adorn the rocks. This overview of stones and their stories will change the way you look at rocks. This program will be offered
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
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
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.
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!
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 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
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!
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