Field Trip: Region 2A

Sun. Aug 1, 2021 10:00am - 2:00pm CDT
All Ages
46 days away
Price: Free
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46 days away
Price: Free
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Event Description

2A Brushy

Region 2A
Prairie Resource Center
Brushy Creek State Recreation Area
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (45 min break for lunch included)
Lehigh, Iowa

Enjoy a guided tour by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff at the Prairie Resource Center located within Brushy Creek State Recreation Area. The hike will visit prairie seed production plots and diverse reconstructions utilized and managed for prairie seed production. The tour will also visit Root Cellar Prairie, a remnant that overlooks Brushy Creek Lake.

Tour will be led by Laura Leben and Bill Johnson from the Iowa DNR. They operate the Prairie Resource Center and annually harvest prairie seed to be used on public land prairie reconstructions throughout Iowa.

  • Registration limit: 50

  • Public land

  • Remnant & Reconstruction

  • Mesic Prairie and Prairie Potholes

  • Points of Interest: Diverse methods of seed production, varying stages of prairie reconstructions (new seedings and mature seedings), scenic hillside remnant prairie overlooking Brushy Creek Lake

  • Physical Challenges: Short hikes, generally flat

  • Restroom Facilities: Yes

  • Food/Water Provided: No food. Water available if you bring your own water bottle.

  • Seating available: Park picnic shelters/tables

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Field Trip Registration Free
Venue Details
Map of Venue Location.
Brushy Creek State Recreation Area 2820 Brushy Creek Rd
Lehigh, IA 50557