Category Archive for "Other"

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,…

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…

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….

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…

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…