Field Trip: Region 7A

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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Event Description

7A Lee County - Asclepias

Region 7A
Lee County Sand Prairie
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Montrose, Iowa

Join Don Weiss, an amateur photographer, and author of a 2 volume series on wildflowers of southeastern Iowa on a prairie hike in Lee County.

This is a ten acre sand prairie reconstruction 1/4 mile from the banks of the Mississippi River, owned by Lee County Conservation. Rare plants have been found here, such as goldenthread (Thelesperma megapotamicum). The site offers easy hiking within sight of your car.

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

  • Registration limit: 20

  • Public land

  • Reconstruction

  • Sand

  • Points of Interest: SE Iowa rarities including buttonweed (Hexasepalum teres), camphorweed (Heterotheca subaxillaris) and a state record for goldenthread (Thelesperma megapotamicum). 

  • Physical Challenges: Flat sand prairie adjacent to the parking lot. 

  • Restroom Facilities: Yes

  • Food/Water Provided: No

  • Seating available: No

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Field Trip Registration Free
Venue Details
Map of Venue Location.
Lee County Conservation Office 2652 Highway 61
Montrose, IA 52639