Field Trip: Region 3C

Sun. Aug 1, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
All Ages
46 days away
Price: Free
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46 days away
Price: Free
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Event Description

3C Hayden

Region 3C
Hayden Prairie Field Trip
Hayen Prairie State Preserve
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Chester, Iowa

Hayden Prairie (240-acres) is the largest blacksoil prairie preserve in Iowa and one of Iowa’s best prairie remnants. It was purchased in 1945, the first prairie to be acquired by the state, and named to honor Dr. Ada Hayden, an early proponent of prairie preservation. In 1966, it was named a national registered landmark and two years later designated by Iowa as a state preserve. Prior to preservation it was hayed, but never plowed. 

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

  • Registration limit: 50

  • Public land

  • Remnant

  • Wet tallgrass prairie

  • Points of Interest: Largest prairie preserve in Iowa

  • Physical Challenges: This hike will be moderately challenging since there are no trails, the grass will be long and it could be very hot.

  • Restroom Facilities: No

  • Food/Water Provided: No

  • Seating available: No

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Field Trip Registration Free
Venue Details
Map of Venue Location.
Hayden Prairie State Preserve 50th St
Chester, IA 52155