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Iowa’s Evolving Landscape: Missing Our Pleistocene Megafauna

Osborne Nature Center 29862 Osborne Rd, Elkader, Iowa

The tallgrass prairies and savannahs that once covered much of the interior of North America have been largely displaced by agricultural activities during the past 200 years.  Restoration efforts are usually aimed at re-creating the ecosystems of just a few hundred years ago, as it was reported by European explorers, miners, fur trappers, and settlers.  …

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Owl Prowl

Osborne Nature Center 29862 Osborne Rd, Elkader, Iowa

Come out to Osborne Park on Friday, January 28th at 5:30pm to learn about these secretive nocturnal animals.  Visitors will learn about all the things that make owls so amazing before heading out to the forest to look and listen along Osborne’s trails while we try to call owls in. This fun night hike will …

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Frenchtown Ice Fishing Clinic

Ice fishing Clinic Frenchtown Ice Fishing Clinic Saturday, February 12th, 1:00 pm Event will be at Frenchtown County Park 26254 Mississippi Rd, Garnavillo Reservations Required for borrowing equipment   The Clayton County Conservation Board will sponsor a fun day on the ice on Saturday, February 12th from 1:00-3:00.  Join us at Frenchtown County Park for …

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