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Monarch Migration


In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 we have updated our program format for this event. Our August 15th program will be held online. If you have registered for this program please check your email for additional information. Thank you for understanding. 

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

Saturday, August 15, 2020

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

14 and up

$15.00 Per Session or $75.00 For the Full Series

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Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, August 15th at 9:00 a.m. for the next session of a new 2020 programming series, "A Land Ethic Workshop". Join instructor Ron Cisar as we celebrate the life and legacy of famous naturalist and philosopher Aldo Leopold. Our August 15th session will focus on Leopold's essay "The Green Pasture".

Participants in this session will study and learn:

  • Insect species of western Iowa
  • More about the annual migration of the monarch butterfly
  • Butterfly tagging techniques
  • Nature's changes that you can watch for during the month of August

Participants will also take to the Hitchcock trails for a short hike to explore the signs of the season before ending the day with a song.

This program is intended for participants age 14 and over with an interest in the natural world, no experience or prior knowledge is required to participate. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.

Cost for this program is $15.00 per person per individual session, or, participants may register for the remaining 5 sessions of the 2020 season at the discounted price of $75.00. * Participants do not need to attend every session to enjoy this programming series.

About "A Land Ethic Workshop"

"A Land Ethic Workshop" will focus on the work and life of naturalist and Iowa native Aldo Leopold. Each month participants will explore a new work by Leopold coupled with hands-on activities such as hikes, aquatic studies, guest lectures, sketching, journaling and more.

Programs are from 9:00 a.m. to noon, occur monthly March through December, and are held at Hitchcock Nature Center. Participants may register for individual sessions or opt to attend all 2020 sessions. Participants do not need to attend every program session. Individual sessions are $15.00 per person and our full programming series of 10 sessions is $75.00.

Participants should note that classes will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center and will at times require pedestrian travel over difficult terrain; some sessions may be physically challenging. Portions of each session will occur outdoors, students should come prepared for the weather and the elements.

Meet at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center.

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

Cancellation Policy

Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the first day of the event by calling 712-545-3283 and speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 7 days in advance of the event will not be refunded. Program fees for events canceled by Pottawattamie Conservation for any reason will be refunded.

2020 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.

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