Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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August 16, 2018

August 25, 2018, 2:00 PM
Location: Prairie Heritage Center 4931 Yellow Avenue ∙Peterson, IA

Join O’Brien County Naturalist Charlene Elyea for a leisurely walk to explore the prairie in late summer. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/lyon/content/2018-garden-table-series#June%2019

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August 30, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Webinar

n this behind-the-scenes peek, research entomologist Dr. Gail Langellotto (OSU Department of Horticulture) will share results from the OSU Garden Ecology Lab

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September 1, 2018, 1:00 PM
Location: Central Park Nature Center, 12515 Central Park Rd., Center Junction, IA 52212
September 4, 2018, 6:00 PM
Location: Enabling Garden Learning Center 1050 1st Ave S Altoona, IA

Guest speaker Melanie Lewis, Volunteer Coordinator for the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.

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September 9, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: ISU Extension’s Polk County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 92nd and Dewey Gibbs Road, Urbandale

The sale includes perennials, houseplants, and gently used yard and garden related items. Proceeds benefit the Polk County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden.

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September 9, 2018, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Peace Tree Brewing Company, 317 E Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

Join us at Butterflies and Brews to learn about how to turn your yard or property into a pollinator oasis!

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September 12, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Central Park, 12515 Central Park Rd., Center Junction, IA 52212
September 13, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Boulevard, Cedar Rapids

Join us for the Roadside Banquet and Keynote Talk featuring Dr. Doug Tallamy. The Thursday evening banquet will be from 6 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 13 at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Boulevard, Cedar Rapids.

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September 14, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Central Park Nature Center, 12515 Central Park Rd., Center Junction, IA 52212

Volunteers needed to help tend the native pollinator gardens at the Central Park Nature Center. Bring your work gloves and dress to get dirty. Tools, extra gloves, water, and snacks provided.

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