Category Archive for "Calendar"

Beekeepers Wind Down Their Season

Indian Creek Nature Center

Jean shares her observations as honey season winds down The goldenrod is one of the first fall flowers to begin blooming, and it marks the end of the honey season for beekeepers. We’ve been busy behind-the-scenes in preparation for Honeyfest….

Ready for Campers

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Given the temperature this morning, it’s hard to imagine summer camps start up next week! It hasn’t been exactly summery yet but everybody at the Nature Center has been scurrying around getting ready to greet our kids on Monday morning….

Stars (and planets) in your Eyes

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Naturalist Jennifer Rupp loves, loves, LOVES astronomy! There’s a big event coming up. Let her tell you about it….(and be sure to watch the awesome video she’s linked to) I had the best mentor in Astronomy a kid could ask…

Ephemeral Favorites with Intriguing Stories

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Jan waxes poetic about the beautiful wildflowers springing up around our grounds… The fairyland quality of the vernal woods draws many wildflower lovers.   Oak-hickory woodland floors are sprinkled with subtle hues of ephemeral wildflowers dancing with the wind.   Ephemeral means…

Plant Sale

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Dana wants you to know about our big Plant Sale! It goes on … rain, snow or shine! Celebrate the gardening season and support Iowa’s only privately-funded Nature Center by attending our annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 5,…

A Sappy Story

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As we head towards our 30th annual Maple Syrup Festival this weekend, we take a look back at the very first sugarmaker at the Nature Center – Director Rich Patterson’s father-in-law, Leslie Fellows. The Fellows family lived in New Boston,…

Winter at the Nature Center

Indian Creek Nature Center

It always surprises me how many people think we close up and go home for the winter. Not even CLOSE! The wildlife around here (and no, I’m not talking about the staff) is active and fun to watch. We keep…

Salute to the Guild!

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We have a wonderful group of volunteers who put together two of our largest fundraisers of the year – Nature’s Noel in December and the Plant Sale in May. These (mostly) ladies put months and months of planning into these…

Sure Signs of Spring

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Two sure signs of spring here today.  The first came when I got out of my car this morning and started across the parking lot towards the barn.  Birds were chirping away when I heard something that made me smile…….

Calling All Kids!

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If you’re wondering what to do with the kids this summer, take a look at the variety of summer camp options offered at the Nature Center! We have programs that run from just an hour or two to four-day daycamps. …