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ICNCBeekeeping

Record attendance in beekeeping class mirrors rising interest in pollinators

Lindsey Flannery

January 30, 2016 Enrollment in Indian Creek Nature Center’s annual beekeeping class tripled its typical enrollment – there are nearly 75 participants registered for 2016, versus 25 in previous years. “The increased interest in the class is largely due to…

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Non-resident deer tag auction set for August 10-13, 2015

Lindsey Flannery

If you live outside of Iowa, this is your chance to hunt Iowa Whitetail deer! Indian Creek Nature Center and the Iowa DNR are again teaming up to offer a 2015-2016 Iowa Non-Resident Deer Tag to the highest bidder. The winner,…

“Get Dirty and Let’s Move”

Lindsey Flannery

Indian Creek Nature Center’s new mantra, “Get Dirty!”, and a list of accompanying programs designed to fit in with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative, have garnered national attention. Read the blog post on the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) blog here.

Calling All Nature Photographers!

Lindsey Flannery

  We know you are out on the trails at all hours photographing the beauty and wonder of nature. Now we want you to share your photos for a special exhibit! Submit an 8 X 10” print of a favorite…

Volunteers deconstruct 1920s era barn in Marion for use in Amazing Space project

Lindsey Flannery

May 5, 2014  This week, over 100 volunteers are assisting Indian Creek Nature Center in deconstructing a 1920s era barn, located at 4002 Winslow Road in Marion. The barn’s salvaged boards, sliding door hardware and more will be repurposed in the Nature…

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…

Why Join the Nature Center?

Indian Creek Nature Center

We have a new member special going on right now at the Nature Center – first-time members who join now get BONUS membership months! Our usual membership cycle is March through February each year, but if you join now, your…

Why local honey?

Indian Creek Nature Center

When people stop into the Creekside Shop, we are often asked, “What’s the big deal about local honey? How is it different than what I can buy at the grocery store?” Aside from the importance of supporting small, local producers…

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….