Category Archive for "Nature Center"

2016 Annual Report now available

Lindsey Flannery

3/22/17: Indian Creek Nature Center had an incredible 2016! Inside our annual report, read great stories about our monarch programs, four generations of the McClain family involved at ICNC, and our new Sugar Grove Farm property; see financials and “by the…

Indian Creek Nature Center receives $1 million gift upon sale of land and protects 27 acres

Lindsey Flannery

3/14/17 Indian Creek Nature Center is pleased to announce a $1 million gift as proceeds from the sale of eight acres of land located along Highway 100 and First Avenue. The sale was completed today between Ryan Companies and Indian…

Flood update: building open; trails closed

Lindsey Flannery

9/28/16 Good news! Indian Creek Nature Center is open regular hours starting tomorrow, Thursday, September 29. Please use 44th Street south from Mount Vernon Road to access the Nature Center, as Otis Road is still closed due to flooding at…

Nature Center closed due to flooding on grounds

Lindsey Flannery

Due to flooding on the trails and grounds, Indian Creek Nature Center will be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 26, 27, and 28, 2016. All trails are closed until further notice, and all programs that were scheduled to…

Etzel Sugar Grove Farm

John Myers

Indian Creek Nature Center announces largest donation of land in organization’s history Indian Creek Nature Center (ICNC) is pleased to announce the acceptance of 192 acres of land located near Alburnett. Donated by the Etzel family, the property consists of…

March is Maple Syruping month!

Lindsey Flannery

Why is March maple syruping month? Because that’s when maple sap flows from the sugar maple trees at Indian Creek Nature Center! We turn that sap into our very own real, pure maple syrup. Want to see how we do it?…

Watch as the barn goes down!

Lindsey Flannery

In our last post and on the cover of the latest issue of Indian Creek Currents, we told you all about a barn outside Marion that Indian Creek Nature Center deconstructed, with the goal of repurposing the materials in the new Nature…

Stars In Your Eyes

Indian Creek Nature Center

Astronomer and naturalist, Jennifer Rupp, has long had a love affair with the stars. Now she gets to share it with you! It may be so cold your ears, toes and nose protest, but you just can’t beat the clarity…

Some Really Mammoth News

Indian Creek Nature Center

Naturalist David Brenzel has been even busier than usual at the mammoth dig site!  They’ve formed an interesting and important theory about our mammoths and he shares it with us. I’ve included a couple of his photos here; all eight…

City Chick

Indian Creek Nature Center

Nature Center board president Rebecca Mumaw was the driving force behind the passage of the ordinance allowing backyard chickens in Cedar Rapids. She and CR-CLUC (Citizens for the Legalization of Urban Chickens) have since helped other communities craft ordinances to…