10th Annual Prairie Chicken Day
Saturday April 6th, 2013
Kellerton Bird Conservation Area, Ringgold County
Location: Kellerton Bird Conservation Area which is located two miles west of Kellerton, Iowa on Hwy. 2 then about 1 1/2 miles south on 300th Ave. to the Prairie Chicken viewing platform.
Site Information: Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to welcome the dawn at the Kellerton Bird Conservation Area, enjoying the Greater Prairie Chickens as they boom and dance. Chicken viewing will begin at first light, around 6:00 a.m., dawn is the best time to see the birds so plan on being there then if you want to see the chickens. There will also be coffee, juice, and donuts available at the viewing stand for all who attend. Iowa DNR Wildlife Diversity Program and AmeriCorps personnel will be on hand to answer questions.
Attendee Information: Attendees will need to dress appropriately for the weather conditions as it is open grassland and there is not much protection from the elements. The prairie chickens will be about 200 yards from the viewing stand so you should bring your own binoculars or spotting scopes if you have them. There is one commercial scope available for those who do not have one. We will try to have a few extras but they will be limited. The surrounding wildlife areas also offer some very good birding and wildlife viewing opportunities so you may want to plan for a weekend event in southern Iowa.
Contact: For further details contact Josh Rusk 515-238-7194.
SIOSA Spring Burn Workshop It’s time again for our Spring burn workshop… A new location and time this for this event. When – Thursday, April 11th at 5:30 pm. In case of rain event on the 11th, workshop will be rescheduled for April 13th Where – East Lake Park in Clarke County, east of Osceola. Follow highway 34 outside of Osceola until you see signs for the County Park on the north side of the Highway. Once in park drive, keep right and go to end of the road. Much of this workshop will take place outside, so please dress according to weather conditions. A light snack and beverages will be provided. VISIT the SIOSA Facebook page to see more photos of the November 3rd Fall Burn Workshop
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