Category Archive for "Hit the Trails"

10th annual Paddle Day this Saturday

Lindsey Flannery

Join us at Indian Creek Nature Center for the 10th anniversary of Paddle Day! In honor of the anniversary, we’ve extended the event to one full day. Paddle Day is a place for anyone interested in paddling, whether you have…

Snowshoe Rentals

Lindsey Flannery

Go snowshoeing at the Nature Center! Any time there is at least five inches of snow you can slip on a pair of our snowshoes and explore winter trails. No experience is needed, and it is a fun way to…

TRAIL NOTICE: Bikes on our trails this weekend

Lindsey Flannery

GO Cedar Rapids’ Fat Sac & Fox Enduro Ride is taking place at the Nature Center this Friday and Saturday, December 9 & 10. This Fat Bike event includes an interactive night ride, free expo at the Nature Center, raffle…

Registration open for Women in Nature

Lindsey Flannery

On Saturday, April 30, Indian Creek Nature Center will host its 23rd annual Women in Nature retreat. This day-long event, which some may know by its previous name of Women’s Walking Workshop, brings together women of all ages and backgrounds to…

Where’s Old Henry?

Indian Creek Nature Center

We’re asked this so often, Jan decided to update everyone on Old Henry: A frequent question posed to Nature Center staff is,   “Is Old Henry still here?”  Well, yes and no.   The huge tree which amazed children once encircled during…

Tired of Tires

Indian Creek Nature Center

Land Steward Jean Wiedenheft is tired of pulling old tires out of Indian Creek! Here we go again. Back in June of 2009, Project AWARE volunteers removed 103 tires from the waterways in this area, as part of a 33…

Our Bees LOVE Joe Pye

Indian Creek Nature Center

Land steward Jean Wiedenheft loves to take photos of  “her” bees on our flowers around the grounds and the bees have been going crazy for the Joe Pye weed out back. It’s really not a weed at all and has…

Going Buggy

Indian Creek Nature Center

Naturalist Jennifer Rupp shares news of a new discovery on the grounds! “Goin’ Buggy” isn’t just the theme of one of our preschool summer camps this year; it is a part of EVERY summer camp this year!  I’m not referring…

He’s a Fungi!

Indian Creek Nature Center

Summer intern Annie Stark has observed an abundance of mushrooms sprouting around the grounds. Here are a couple of the more interesting specimens. Being an intern at the nature center has allowed me to discover many new things. Due to…

Getting His Feet Wet

Indian Creek Nature Center

Our new Executive Director, John Myers, is just getting his feet “wet” in his new position, but he already has some observations to share. Today marks the end of my fourth week at the Nature Center as Executive Director.  During…