Register for Outdoor Quest 2019!

Register now for the best overnight camp of the summer! Youths ages 11 through 15 can experience an outdoor adventure sponsored by the O’Brien County Conservation Board, O’Brien County Pheasants Forever, and Jim Johnson at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center and Dog Creek Park. Monday, July 29 will include learning activities about hunting, trapping, bird identification, and dog training.  The events will extend into the evening with lessons on Dutch Oven cooking, water recreation, and other fun adventures. 

Mark Your Calendar for the Bison Stampede Trail Run on Saturday, August 10

Spring weather is here!  The longer days and warmer temperatures put people in the mood to start an exercise routine.  This is a great time to look ahead for fun activities to take part in throughout the year.  In August, the O’Brien County Conservation Board will be hosting a Bison Stampede Trail Run.  Mark your calendar for this 5K event on Saturday, August 10.    Walk or run through the beautiful prairie! Bison Stampede 5K Trail Run Saturday, August 10, 2019

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.

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