|A NW and N view across Pool F under an overcast sky. The west portion
(hidden behind the vegetation) of the pool is now just mud with a
puddle below the weir. The east pool is visible and also drying up.
Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets are still present. 8/15/14|
The next interpretive program will be Thursday, Aug. 21 at 5:30 pm. The leader will be Dr. Tim Stewart, ISU faculty in Natural Resources, who will lead a discussion on the function of the park's constructed wetlands. Meet at the southwest parking lot on Harrison Road.
Tyler Harms will lead an interpretive walk on butterflies on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 5:30. Meet at the shelter.
Deb Lewis will lead the following on September 18th:
Prairie Words: Sharing Writings Related to Prairies
6 to 8 pm, Thursday, Ada Hayden Heritage Park - meet at the shelter.
In celebration of Iowa Prairie Heritage Week, participants are asked to bring their favorite passage of prairie literature or a piece of original writing with a prairie focus (poems/lyrics/short essays, etc.).
If the weather is ok, we'll take a short walk to read near one of the prairie areas, so dress accordingly. Bring a folding chair if you wish. The maximum length of each reading will be based on the number of readers present, but will probably be ~5 minutes. Please note that this is a family-friendly event.
Come to read, or just to enjoy others' "prairie words"! For more information, contact Deb Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org; 515-290-6736.