As Erv Klaas has mentioned in his postings, Flag-tailed Spinylegs have been found on the riprap along the north lake's north shore line. This individual was one of two seen on the 26th. 8/26/13 (Wolf. Oesterreich)
Flight Season: June - September; Total Length = 56-65 mm, Hindwing Length = 32-36 mm
August 28, 2013
Summer is almost over. We’ve enjoyed pleasant temperatures after a cool and wet spring. But what a change we have experienced in the last week. Temperatures in the high 90s and low100s. I have scheduled the first of several several Fall interpretive programs in the next two weeks; hopefully more later.
September 8-14 is Iowa Prairie Heritage Week; events are occurring across the state. See the Iowa Prairie Network web site for schedules: http://www.iowaprairienetwork.org/Calendar/calendar.shtml.
Scheduled events at Ada Hayden Heritage Park
August 31, 2013. Saturday. 3:00-4:30 pm. Dragons and Damsels. Erv Klaas and Wolf Oesterreich will lead you into fascinating world of the insect Order Odonata. Did you know that more than four dozen species of dragonflies and damselflies occur in the park? Come and learn the answer to the question, “What good are they?” Enter the main entrance to the park off Highway 69 and meet at the shelter next to the parking lot north of the lake. Find Ada Hayden’s Heritage Rock next to the shelter.
September 9, 2013. Monday. 5:30-7:00 pm. Prairie Flowers. Deb Lewis, Curator of the Ada Hayden Herbarium at Iowa State University will guide you into one of the park’s prairies where many species are now in full bloom. Meet at the south parking lot on Harrison Road, southwest corner of the park.
September 12, 2013. Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm. Prairie Words: Shared Readings Related to Prairies. Bring your favorite readings or poems about prairies and join with others to celebrate our prairie heritage. Enter the main entrance to the park off Highway 69 and meet at the shelter next to the parking lot north of the lake. Find Ada Hayden’s Heritage Rock next to the shelter. We will walk to a nearby prairie if the weather is good. Bring along a folding chair or blanket to sit on, and a picnic basket if you wish.