Learn about the “ART” of conservation! Tom Milligan will present “A Visit with Ding Darling.” Tom, an Iowa actor, will reenact a visit from Jay “Ding” Darling as he shares Ding’s story beginning with his early years in Sioux City through his career with the Des Moines Register as a cartoonist, to the creation of the Duck Stamp and the National Wildlife Federation. Ding was known by most to be one of the most important members of the modern conservation
Check out these awesome aerial photographs taken recently of Dog Creek Park! Thank you Martin Tjossem for sending these pictures to us!
Hi, my name is TATONKA! Thank you all for joining us at the Bison Burger Picnic & Lawn Concert last week, and for voting on a name for this little guy! He is now just over a month old and doing great!! Be sure you watch for him out in the pasture the next time that you’re out visiting the Prairie Heritage Center.
Where are those butterflies headed?! Take part in a citizen science project and learn more about Monarch migration! Help with research by tagging these amazing insects before they begin their migration to Mexico for the winter. This event will take place at Mill Creek Park in Paullina on Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy the fall colors and step back in time as you take a horse-drawn wagon ride to the cemetery and participate in games, crafts and other activities! This annual event is a big hit with the entire family! The Historical Fall Fest will be held at the Prairie Heritage Center on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Congratulations to Marci Kreber of Paullina, winner of the drawing held at the O’Brien County Fair for a two night stay at the new grain bin cabins at Dog Creek Park. We had 239 people enter the drawing this year! Also, congratulations to Addyson Harper of Paullina for winning the drawing for the children’s toy. We loved seeing you all at the fair this week, thanks for visiting our booth….see you next year!
“Corn” and “Beans” are now welcoming campers! The O’Brien County Conservation Board is excited to announce that the new grain bin cabins at Dog Creek Park are now open and welcoming campers! Each cabin has six sets of queen sized beds that comfortably sleep twelve people. The cabins include electricity, microwave, standard sized refrigerator and stove, sink in kitchen, kitchen table with seating for six, couch, two arm chairs, TV with cable, heat, and air conditioning. The upper level includes
Join us for a Bison Burger Picnic & Lawn Concert! Enjoy bison burgers complete with all of the picnic trimmings, and check out the new additions to the center. Bring your lawn chair for an outdoor concert with music by Bill Carpenter and Mel Kimblad! Tuesday, August 15, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Prairie Heritage Center Tickets: $10.00 – adult / $5.00 ages 5-8 / Free – under age 5 Family discount available Advance tickets available from the O’Brien
Bison Stampede 5K Trail Run Saturday, August 12, 2017 Registration and t-shirt pickup for the race will take place at the Prairie Heritage Center from 6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Race begins at 7:30 a.m and will be run on the trails around the center and on adjacent property Registration fee: $25 – T-shirt included Pre-registration is encouraged Awards will be given to the first place finisher in each age group (13 & Under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60
Sara Dykman is a scientist on a 10,000 mile bicycling journey following the monarch butterfly migratory route. Sara will be at the Prairie Heritage Center on Friday, May 26th at 7:00 p.m. Find out what it is like to “ButterBike with Butterflies!” See Sara’s biking gear, hear her travel tales, learn about the monarch migration. Meet a living example of what it means to follow your dreams and take care of the planet.