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Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Nature Lover

Posted on 12/7/2020
Looking for some last minute gift ideas for the nature lover in your life?

The holidays are upon us but it's not too late to pick up a great gift for the nature lover in your life. Here are three quick ideas to help you nab that perfect last minute present no matter what holiday you celebrate.  

Bird Feeder & Seed

A good quality bird feeder or suet feeder can be picked up at retailers throughout our area & they make a great gift for anyone who enjoys the company of colorful songbirds. Grab the feeder of your choice & a bag of winter songbird mix birdseed for a gift that will keep on giving through the winter months. Add a small pair of binoculars and a bird guide for an extra bonus. You can pick up a great field guide at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center. Our gift shop is open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays & from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays & we have several guides to choose from. 

All Trails Pro Membership

All Trails is a favorite tool among outdoor enthusiasts providing trail maps & tools to help you make the most of your outdoor adventures. All Trails Pro is a paid version of the popular All Trails app & it offers some extra benefits that the outdoor lover in your life will be able to make use of in 2021. You can purchase a gift membership online & quickly email or print out your gift. Check it online at

Arrowhead Park, Neola - Photo by Lance Brisbois

Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation Membership

Give the gift of nature & support conservation efforts in Pottawattamie County with a Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation Membership! Available in three pricing levels this gift is great no matter what your budget is & your recipient will enjoy a full year of access to all the Pottawattamie Conservation parks & habitat areas! 

Annual Membership - $20.00 each

  • One annual vehicle permit to all Pottawattamie Conservation parks
  • A certificate for a free 1/2 day boat or canoe rental at Arrowhead Park in Neola
  • A subscription to our monthly e-newsletter
  • Email notification of exclusive members only events
  • A 10% discount on gift shop merchandise at the Loess Hills Lodge
       *** Excludes concessions, firewood, & clearance items

Family Membership - $50.00 each

  • Includes all Annual Membership benefits
  • An additional annual vehicle permit to all Pottawattamie Conservation parks
  • A certificate for two nights of RV camping at a Pottawattamie Conservation park or a 1 night camping cabin rental at Hitchcock Nature Center or Arrowhead Park 
            *** Advance reservation required, reservation must be made by calling the park directly to book
            *** Excludes new, modern cabins at Arrowhead Park opening in 2020

Supporter Membership - $100.00 each

  • Includes all Annual & Family membership benefits
  • Two tickets to the annual Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation fundraising auction & beer tasting
  • Recognition in our e-newsletter & at the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation fundraising auction & beer tasting

Pick up this membership at any of your county parks or online at! Purchase before Monday, December 14th for delivery by Christmas. 

Happy Holidays from Pottawattamie Conservation & the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation!


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