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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.

2/12/2021
Rene Stroud, Naturalist

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Hardwater Fishing

Fishing can be fun all year long!

2/9/2021
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!

2/5/2021
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!

1/29/2021
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!

1/22/2021
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.

1/15/2021
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.

1/13/2021
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!

1/8/2021
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.

1/1/2021
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!

12/24/2020
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.

12/18/2020
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.

12/18/2020
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.

12/11/2020
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?

12/7/2020
Bird Watching, Conservation, Hiking, Holidays, Native Animals, Native Plants

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