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Winter Tree Identification: Part 2

Put your winter tree ID skills to work as you head out in the field for some practice.

Rene Stroud, Naturalist

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Hardwater Fishing

Fishing can be fun all year long!

Bob Hladik, Part Time Environmental Education Staff & Lifelong Fisherman
Arrowhead Park, Environmental Education, Habitat Areas, Native Animals, Winter

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Winter Tree Identification: Part 1

Trees are easiest to identify by their leaves. So how do you identify a tree species in winter? We have the answer!

Rene Stroud, Naturalist
Conservation, Family Fun, Hiking, Land Management, Loess Hills, Native Plants

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Fun Facts for Groundhog Day

Get to know our favorite weather predicting mammal!

Environmental Education, Holidays, Native Animals

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Get Ready for a Summer of Fun in 2021

Registration for our 2021 Summer Nature Camps will open on March 1st!

Environmental Education, Events, Summer, Summer Camp

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2020 HawkWatch Season Report

Our 2020 HawkWatch season has wrapped up, find out what was flying in our season report.

Earl Johnson, Hawk Counter
Autumn, Bird Watching, Conservation, HawkWatch, Hitchcock Nature Center, Loess Hills, Native Animals

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Board of Supervisors Appoints Mathiasen to Pottawattamie County Conservation Board

Join us in welcoming the newest member of the Pottawattamie County Conservation Board.

Conservation, News, Our Staff

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What's on the Menu for Winter Wildlife

What do animals eat during the cold winter months? Find out what's on the menu!

Michelle Biodrowski, Naturalist
Conservation, Land Management, Loess Hills, Native Animals, Native Plants

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Winter Fun at Your County Parks

Winter is a great time to explore your county parks. Here are some ideas to help you stay active all season long.

Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Environmental Education, Family Fun, Hiking, Hitchcock Nature Center, Loess Hills, Winter

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Nature is More Awesome than a Video Game

No matter how great video games are they can't beat the great outdoors!

Michelle Biodrowski, Naturalist
Conservation, Family Fun, Loess Hills, Native Animals, Native Plants

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Bid Notice: Narrows River Park Boat Ramp Replacement & Flood Protection Project

Pottawattamie Conservation is accepting bids for a park improvement project at Narrows River Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Jeff Franco, Operations Supervisor and Ryan Penney, Narrows River Park Ranger
Bid Notice, Conservation, Narrows River Park, News

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Following Coyote

Follow Rene as she spends a morning on the trail of a coyote.

Rene Stroud, Naturalist
Conservation, Hiking, Hitchcock Nature Center, Loess Hills, Native Animals

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November 2020 HawkWatch Report

Find out what was flying during our last full month of the 2020 HawkWatch season.

Earl Johnson, Hawk Counter
Bird Watching, Conservation, HawkWatch, Hitchcock Nature Center, Loess Hills, News

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Nature Lover

Looking for some last minute gift ideas for the nature lover in your life?

Bird Watching, Conservation, Hiking, Holidays, Native Animals, Native Plants

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