The Nature Conservancy will hold its first-ever Bison Day at Broken Kettle Grasslands on Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 3p.m., said Scott Moats Director of Stewardship and preserve manager. “We hope Siouxland residents will visit and appreciate the unique nature of this Loess Hills jewel. We’ll have events to please everyone from serious nature buffs to families with children.” Girl Scouts from the nearby Joy Hollow Girl Scout Camp will be serving as volunteers.
Among the free events being planned are:
· Hayrides to see The Conservancy’s bison herd in their natural surroundings.
· Programs showing the prairie rattlesnake, native to the region.
· Programs to explore the abundant aquatic life at Broken Kettle Grasslands.
· Walking tours highlighting the diverse plants and wildflowers.
· Workshops on nature photography.
· Special programs for children
“Come out and enjoy the day with us,” says Moats. “And consider bringing lunch and blankets to enjoy an old fashioned family picnic on the preserve.”
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.
Broken Kettle Grasslands Preserve Office
24764 Highway 12
Westfield, IA 51062