Fall Equinox Observation
Hanging Rock Conservation Area—Redfield
Friday, September 22
6:30 a.m. to sunrise
Join us, at 6:30 a.m., to observe the Equinox sunrise on the astronomical clock at Hanging Rock. Learn about the clock, its history and pause to consider the celestial waltz of the seasons as we celebrate this wild day.
- Date: 01/28/2017
- Location: Dale Maffitt Reservoir - Walnut Woods State Park
- Introduction: Come celebrate the return of this beautiful and majestic bird to Iowa’s landscape. Time - TBD
The public is invited to a Trumpeter Swan Soiree, celebrating North America’s largest waterfowl species at Walnut Woods State Park on Saturday, Jan. 28th 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Programs will be given both indoors and outdoors at the Walnut Woods State Park lodge with concurrent outdoor viewing and interpretive presentations of trumpeter swans and bald eagles given by Iowa DNR, Polk and Dallas County Conservation naturalists. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be provided. An estimated 220 Trumpeter swans are wintering at the Dale Maffitt Reservoir and surrounding area southwest of Des Moines, providing a rare opportunity to view good numbers of free flying trumpeter swans.
Hot chocolate, hot cider, cookies, grilled hotdogs and other snacks will be provided free of charge. Donations will be accepted with proceeds going towards Iowa Trumpeter swan restoration.
Visit our website and click on Swan Soiree on January 28 to see the full schedule of events. http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/conservation/calendar/
For more information or to register for any of our programs, contact:
Dallas County Conservation Board
14581 K Avenue
Perry, IA 50220
Office Hours: M-F 8am - 4:30pm