Field Trip: Region 1A

Sun. Aug 1, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
All Ages
46 days away
Price: Free
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46 days away
Price: Free
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1A Zales


Region 1A
Prairie Hills Extraordinaire!
Bill & Dotty Zales' Prairie Hills
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Westfield, Iowa


Enjoy a wagon ride and walk through Zales’ Prairie Hills located on the Scenic Byway of the northern Loess Hills in Plymouth County. Immerse yourself in original prairie remnants, restored prairie, and old & new reconstructions, while viewing outstanding scenery of the last best places of Iowa heritage.


Bill is a retired college Botany professor, & Dotty is a retired elementary district librarian. They are now restoring approximately 300 acres of Loess Hills natural habitat.


Field trips may be subject to adverse weather. Field trip leaders will contact attendees if severe weather is an issue.



  • Registration limit: 30

  • Private land

  • Remnant & Reconstruction

  • Deep loess prairie

  • Points of Interest: Over 300 vascular plant species have been collected, identified & voucher specimens prepared from this property. Many Loess HIlls species will be blooming at this time.

  • Physical Challenges: Hay wagon ride available

  • Restroom Facilities: Yes

  • Food/Water Provided: No

  • Seating available: Yes

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