Not all the plants in the prairie bloom at the same time! Join us for a series of evening walks at Doolittle Prairie and witness the ever-changing beauty of this important habitat. The first walk will be held Thursday, May 24 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Doolittle Prairie (14249 560th Ave., Story City).
Participants will enjoy viewing the largest prairie remnant in Story County with Dr. Thomas Rosburg. Rosburg will point out the rare and common prairie flora that change each month and share the history and ecology central Iowa prairies. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the walks, including sturdy walking shoes and long pants. The walks are free and no registration is required. Walks will conclude by 8:30 p.m.
Future evening prairie walks include: June 28, July 26, and August 23. All walks start at 7:00 p.m. Doolittle Prairie is located 1.25 miles south of county road E-18 on 560th Avenue, south of Story City.
For more information about this or other programs, contact the Story County Conservation Center at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), email email@example.com or visit www.storycountyconservation.org.
Story County Conservation manages more than 3,100 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails, and an additional 5,500 acres of roadside habitat through our Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management program. The environmental education staff serves Story County schools and the public with interpretive and informational programs for all ages. Story County Conservation’s volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.