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No more fiberglass: sustainable insulation alternative

Lindsey Flannery

The sustainability of a building really comes down to a snug, well-designed envelope. The walls, windows, doors, roof and floor are what prevent cold air from escaping the building in the summer and warm air from escaping the building in…


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…

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Easter weekend hours

Lindsey Flannery

We are adjusting our hours this weekend, March 25-27, in observation of the Easter holiday. We will close at 4 p.m. on Friday and all day on Sunday. We are open normal hours on Saturday and featuring two public maple…

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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?…


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…


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…