Photography Contest through October 2021

What: Photography Contest When: Photo must be taken between October 1, 2020 and October 1, 2021 Where: Photo must be ...
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Take it Outside!

Take it Outside! 180 hours outdoors challenge The Palo Alto County Conservation Board is challenging you to spend at least ...
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You Otter Know about the Otters

With trapping season approaching, one of the animals that may come to mind is the river otter.  The river otter ...
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No See Ums

No See Ums You usually don’t see them coming, which has earned these pesky bugs the nickname of “no see ...
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Wings and Wetlands

May 08, 2021 – 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kids ages 6 and up are invited.  Have a fun-filled day learning the importance of our wetlands with Ducks Unlimited.  The day will begin with a guest speaker in the Nature Center followed by a rotation of sessions outdoors.  Pre-register by May 1st to receive a free t-shirt!  Call 712-837-4866 to get signed up.

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Wings and Wetlands Bird Hike

May 09, 2021 – 7:30 am

It’s Mother’s Day, so take Mom out for a hike. Venture out on the trails with local bird expert Lee Schoenewe.  We will meet at the Lost Island Nature Center for refreshments before heading out.  This event is great for all ages of bird enthusiasts!  You may pre-register by calling 712-837-4866.


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Kids' Fishing Derby Begins 9 a.m.

Jun 05, 2021 – 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Ages 15 and under. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Lost Island Nature Center.  Kids will fish and return with their catch to the Nature Center by 10:30 a.m. A casting contest will take place from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. with prizes to follow.

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Explore Nature (Preschoolers)

Jun 08, 2021 – 10:00 am - 11:00 am

On the second Tuesday of June, July, and August from 10-11 a.m.  Ages 3-5. Bring your little nature lover to the Lost Island Nature Center for some hands-on lessons covering a variety of nature topics.

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Kayak Float at Lost Island

Jun 10, 2021 – 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet at the Nature Center.  Call to pre-register and reserve your kayak.

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Board of Supervisors Meeting

The Board of Supervisors meet at the Palo Alto County Courthouse each Tuesday. You can find the Board of Supervisors ...
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