Get to know these amazing flying mammals as we kick off Bat Week 2020!
Get to know our first speaker, Lauren Darnold, Education & Public Outreach Coordinator with Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc. & get ready for "Bats of Iowa" on November 12th!
Autumn at Hitchcock Nature Center brings the return of our Hitchcock HawkWatch team. This year we are welcoming back Earl Johnson as our lead HawkWatch Counter.
Catch up on the latest HawkWatch news with our September activity report.
Take a virtual field trip & explore biodiversity in the Loess Hills with Pottawattamie Conservation.
A perfect storm of conditions leads to large fish kill event at Blackbird Marsh.
A chilly September morning finds two bumble bee bachelors fast asleep and tucked away into a stiff stem goldenrod. A common sight this time of the year for those in the right place at the right time. If these males are fit enough their genetics will be passed on to a new colony of bumble bees next spring.
These soft brown butterflies might not be the most showy insects but they have a beauty all their own, get to know the Little Wood-Satyr.
Join in the fun September 17th through October 1st & show your support for the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation & Pottawattamie Conservation.
Get to know the Asteraceae family, the largest flowering plant family.
Enjoy breakfast at Botna Bend Park with our annual Pancake Feed done Social Distance Style!
Milkweed is essential for monarch butterfly survival. Learn more about this amazing plant & ways you can help support monarch populations.
Our cabins need some great names & we need your help choosing them.
Bumble Bees are a fuzzy friend on our summer flowers each year. Learn more about these social insects & ways you can help protect them.
Cicadas provide the background music for summer days and nights but how much do you know about these unique insects?
Pretty in purple, Ironweed is a common late summer flower in southwest Iowa.
Get a full year of free access to all Pottawattamie County parks.Become a member of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation