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Full Moon Snowshoe Night Hike

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA

If you love trekking through snow join us on a snowshoe night hike under a full moon. We will go over some snowshoe instruction in the Conservation Office and then snowshoe together outside under a full moon. If there is little or no snow we will still have a full moon night hike in the park. Feel free to bring your own snowshoes. RSVP required...

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Successful Bluebird Boxes 101

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA

What are the things to consider for building a successful bluebird box? Come and listen to Jaclyn Hill give a presentation on the issues to consider for increasing the success of your blue bird box. Jaclyn designed a bluebird box that is approved by the North American Bluebird Society. She has also received the Iowa Governors Volunteer Award for leading Iowa in the Bluebird Program....

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Whitetail Deer Antler Shed Talk & Hike

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA

Enjoy a short talk about deer antler sheds and then hike on the park trails with our County Naturalist. We will be looking for deer antler sheds, tree rubbings, and scrapes, droppings, and deer beds. Register on line at www.mycountyparks.com Questions contact John Laird at 515-297-0423 Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023 Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am Location: Conservation Office Briggs Woods Park, Webster City,...

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Lyme Disease Experiences and Prevention ~ Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA

Have you wondered about Lyme Disease and what it is like for people that have been diagnosed with it? If so come and listen to two local people that have been diagnosed with Lyme Disease and have followed various treatment options. We will also talk about Lyme Disease prevention and then take a hike on the trails if you choose. If you would rather linger...

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Waterfalls Nature Hike

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA

Join us on a nature hike and observe 2 of our 3 waterfalls. Meet by the trailhead at Shelter 2 and hike the woodland trail to the waterfalls with our County Naturalist. We will discuss the formation of the waterfalls and observe the St. Lous limestone bedrock the water flows over. We will discuss the origins of the bedrock formation during the Mississippian period. We...

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Building Better Birders and Citizens Scientists Workshop #1

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA

Join us to become a better birder and citizen scientist during our Workshop #1. We will have an early morning bird walk, get introduced to Iowan birds and even get introduced to butterfly gardening. For more information contact John Laird at 515-297-0423. Visit mycountyparks.com for the full schedule and topics. Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 Location: Conservation Office, Briggs Woods Park, Webster City, IA Time:...

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Cops & Bobbers Fishing Derby

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA

Get hooked on fishing and meet the Hamilton County Law Enforcement officers at their annual fishing derby. This family event is free to the public and Iowa residents do not need a fishing license. Not only will kids interact with law enforcement in a positive manner, but there are prizes and free snacks. We will discuss fishing pole maintenance, fish ID, fishing regulations, water safety,...

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Building Better Birders and Citizens Scientists Workshop #2

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA

Building better birders and citizens scientists continued in Workshop #2. Here you will be introduced to diurnal raptors of Iowa and how human activity impacts bald eagle reproduction success. Other topics will be about getting lead out of hunting and fishing and an introduction to nocturnal raptors of Iowa. Evening observation at Bjokboda Marsh and hike the Prairie Trail for spotting owls will round out...

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Create a Walking Stick ~ Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA

A walking stick makes a walk through the woods a more enjoyable event. Feel free bring a walking stick to personalize or choose from some precut limbs. We will strip the bark, decorate the walking sticks, and then use them on a hike. This is a joint program between Hamilton and Webster County Conservation. Register at www.mycountyparks.com Questions contact John Laird at 515-297-0423 or Karen...

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Boone River Clean Up

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA

Come and help clean garbage out of our river as we canoe the Boone River. Meet at Shelter # 1 at Brigg’s Woods Park to register and we will start from there. What to bring: Sunscreen, water, bug spray, shovel, gloves, hat, sunglasses, and canoes. Park your vehicle in the canoe access parking lot located next to the campgrounds. We will be cleaning up the...

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Rock and Fossil Identification Day

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA

Paleontologist & Geologist Joshua Laird will be on hand to help identify your rocks and fossils. Learn about how different types of rocks and fossils are formed, how to identify your rocks and fossils, as well as how and where to find these geological treasures. Bring a few of your own rocks & fossils that you would like to have identified. Limit of two rocks...

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Primitive Weapons ~ Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA

A little history about primitive weapons. Join the fun as we offer participants the chance to use a variety of weapons from the past to the present, starting with early atlatls used to throw long darts at targets. Tomahawks and knife throwing along with slingshots, bows and arrows will be demonstrated and supervised by the Webster and Hamilton County Naturalists. This is a joint program...

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