Latest News

Help us welcome our new Barred Owl, Harlan!

We received this owl on April 18, 2017.  We believe it is a male but do not know its age.  Harlan is permanently injured and unable to sustain flight, thus he cannot hunt for food.  He was hit by a car and found near a city park in Harlan, Iowa.  A compound fracture damaged the…

County Parks Opening and Camping Kickoff Dates Set

WOODBURY COUNTY PARKS SET TO OPEN MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017 Campgrounds, cabins, restrooms and shelters at Woodbury County’s parks will open Monday for public use.  Parks opening that day will include Snyder Bend Park and Brown’s Lake-Bigelow Park near Salix, Southwood Conservation Area and Fowler Forest Preserve near Smithland, and Little Sioux Park near Correctionville. To…

Farewell, Olaf…

With great sadness, we announce that Olaf, our resident educational Barred Owl of nearly four years, passed away on March 28, 2017.  We believe it was from old age and definitely of natural causes.  He was at least 10 years of age but could have been much older.  Since coming to the Nature Center, Olaf…

Upcoming Events