Winter Bird Feeding & the Science of Snow


Attention: This event has changed from in person to online format. Registered participants will receive more information via email. Please check the email address you used to register. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.


Saturday, December 5, 2020
9:00am to 12:00pm Add to Calendar

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

14 and up

$10.00 Per Person

Registration has closed for this event.

Join us on Saturday, December 5th at 9:00 a.m. for the final session of a new 2020 programming series, "A Land Ethic Workshop". Join instructor Ron Cisar as we celebrate the life & legacy of famous naturalist & philosopher Aldo Leopold. Our December 5th session will focus on Leopold's essay "Home Range".

Participants in this session will study & learn:

  • Compare various types of bird seed & feeders to create a backyard bird watching station
  • Make simple bird feeder ornaments to decorate & bring birds to your yard
  • The legacy & contributions of notable naturalists such as Jane Goodall
  • The secret language of snow & important animal adaptations for winter
  • Nature's changes that you can watch for during the month of December

This program is intended for participants age 14 & 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 $10.00 per person per individual session. *Participants do not need to attend every session to enjoy this programming series.

Due to COVID-19 this program will be held online using the Zoom virtual meeting platform. 

About "A Land Ethic Workshop"

"A Land Ethic Workshop" will focus on the work & life of naturalist & 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, & 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 & our full programming series of 10 sessions is $75.00.

Participants should note that classes will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center & 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 & 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 & speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 7 days in advance of the event will not be refunded. Program fees for events cancelled by Pottawattamie Conservation for any reason will be refunded.

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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.

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