In the summer, new prairie plants are blooming each week! Join the Iowa Prairie Network and Story County Conservation for a series of evening prairie walks at Doolittle Prairie this summer to see rare blooming plants. The first prairie walk will be held Thursday, May 22 beginning at 7 p.m. Doolittle Prairie (14249 560th Ave.) is located south of Story City. The walks are free and open to the public; no registration is required.
Participants will enjoy viewing the largest prairie remnant in Story County with prairie enthusiast Lloyd Crim. Crim will share interesting facts about the plants and highlight new plants in bloom. Bring a camera to take pictures of rare prairie foliage! Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the walks, including sturdy walking shoes, long pants, and bug spray.
Future evening prairie walks include: June 26, July 24 and Aug. 21. All walks start at 7 p.m. Doolittle Prairie is located 1.25 miles south of county road E-18 on 560th Avenue, south of Story City.
For more information about this or other programs, contact the Story County Conservation Center at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.storycountyconservation.org.