Go off the beaten path & explore the far reaches of the Wheeler Grove Conservation Area on Friday, March 12th at 10:00 a.m. during a new kind of guided hike. We will be meeting in the parking area of Wheeler Grove Conservation Area located at 43774 Boxelder Avenue, Carson, Iowa. This parking area is located on the east side of Boxelder Avenue & is marked with a sign. Travel on gravel surface roads is necessary to reach this habitat area.
New for 2021, Hikin' With a Nature Nerd, is a series of Naturalist led hikes aimed at exploring the rhythm of nature in southwest Iowa. Each hike will set out to explore new areas of your county parks & will include exploration of our native ecosystem through the changing seasons. Each hike will be a unique adventure, get ready to get off trail & see what nature has in store for you.
Cost for this event is $5.00 per person & includes park admission. Attendees must be age 14 & over. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Online pre-registration will open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 1st. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.
Each Hikin' With a Nature Nerd is unique & you are invited to join us for as many as you are able to. It is not necessary to attend every event. Each hike will last 1 to 2 hours with the distance traveled being dictated by the interests of the group & the will of nature. These hikes will include pedestrian travel over uneven terrain, including off trail travel. Hikes may at times be strenuous but pacing will be set by the group making them perfect for any hiker, from novice to experienced. Water bottles, bug spray, & sunblock are all recommended, please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.
Become a 2021 Nature Nerd! Pick up a punch card at your first hike & fill it up. Attend five Hikin’ with a Nature Nerd events & your sixth hike is free!
This event is not pet friendly, service animals are always welcome. Weather permitting.
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.
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