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Greeting Spring Guided Wildflower Walk

Saturday, April 17, 2021
2:00pm

Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, Iowa 51542

Ages
All

Cost
$5.00 per person

Registration has closed for this event.

Enjoy a special afternoon hike on Saturday, April 17th at 2:00 pm, at Hitchcock Nature Center, as we take in the early signs of spring in the Loess Hills.

Join Glenn Pollock on a guided hike to greet the first blooms of Spring. This relaxed hike will take a slow pace as we scan the landscape of scenic Moonseed Trail for early blooming native flowers, grasses & sedges. These flowers do not last long, so make sure you don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to learn to identify them and learn about their life history.

Glenn Pollock is an accomplished native plant authority, board member and restoration leader of the Loess Hills Preservation Society, and Vincent Bluffs preserve manager.

This program will be held entirely outdoors & is open to participants of all ages.

Please meet at the playground parking lot immediately inside the main park gates.

While this hike will be a very leisurely one it will involve pedestrian travel over uneven terrain, strollers & other wheeled vehicles are not permitted. Please dress for the weather & wear appropriate footwear. Binoculars and water bottles are also recommended. 

Cost for this event is $5.00 per person & includes park admission. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.

Due to COVID-19 the format for this program has been adjusted:

Participants must sign a participation waiver upon arrival

  • 6-foot distance will be maintained between individuals/family groups
  • Masks recommended when distancing is impossible outside
  • Staff will wear masks when 6-foot distance is not possible or indoors
  • Maximum registration has been reduced
  • Pre-registration is required to attend, walk in participants will not be admitted

This event is not pet friendly, service animals are always welcome. Weather permitting*.

*In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather participants will be notified via the email address provided during registration.

2021 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

 

Cancellation Policy

Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 and speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. Fees for programs cancelled by PCC due to weather or other circumstances will be refunded.

2021 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

Map to Greeting Spring Guided Wildflower Walk

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