It’s September! While it’s hard to believe that summer is drawing to an end the crisp, fall-like mornings are more than welcome after such a hot summer. This month O’Brien County Conservation is offering some great programs and we hope that you will join for one or all of them. Grab your calendar, hit the registration button, and get ready for an exciting fall.
September 14 | Mill Creek Lodge | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Monarch butterflies will start their great migration South in September. Learn all about these magnificent butterflies and take part in a citizen science project of tagging butterflies on Tuesday, September 14th at Mill Creek Lodge from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Meet at the lodge for a short presentation on monarchs, their life cycle, and amazing migratory journey. Then have your butterfly net ready or borrow one from O’Brien County Conservation Board to hit the trail to tag monarch butterflies as part of the citizen science project. Participants will be placing small tags on the butterflies’ wings which will allow data to be returned to scientists studying the monarch migration.
Registration is required for this event. Please register by Monday, September 13 at 4:00 p.m. . CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or contact naturalist, Abbie Parker, at 712-295-7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. COVID-19 precautions are in place for all programs.
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS
September 18 | Prairie Heritage Center | 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Grab your camera and learn from an expert about nature photography. Dan Verrips, of Verrips Photography, will be leading a class at the Prairie Heritage Center on Saturday, September 18th. Verrips will share tips and tricks to help you become a better nature photographer.
The class will start at 7:30 a.m. at the Prairie Heritage Center. A short lesson will be covered and then participants will head outdoors to capture photos. The afternoon will be used to review photos together as a class. No special camera is needed, bring what you have!
The class is limited to eight participants and registration is required. Please register by Monday, September 13 by 4:00 p.m. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or contact naturalist, Abbie Parker, at 712-295-7200 or email@example.com. COVID-19 precautions are in place for all programs.
TRY IT OUT: ARCHERY & ATLATLS
September 23 | Crosbie Wildlife and Nature Youth Center | 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Looking for a different hobby this fall or just a chance to try out a new target sport? Join O’Brien County Conservation Board at Crosbie Wildlife and Nature Youth Center on Thursday, September 23rd from 5:00-6:00 p.m. to try out atlatls and archery.
An atlatl is a spear-throwing tool that uses leverage to throw a dart or spear. It is a target sport technology that has been used for tens of thousands of years. You won’t want to miss trying out this ancient, but fun target sport. Then level up and use a bow and arrows to see how great your aim is with archery. O’Brien County Conservation Board will supply the atlatl and archery equipment for you to use.
Registration is required for this event. Please register by Wednesday, September 22nd by 4:00 p.m. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or contact naturalist, Abbie Parker, at 712-295-7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. COVID-19 precautions are in place for all programs.