Attend an evening walk at Doolittle Prairie

Staff Writer
Tri-County Times

In the summer, new prairie plants are blooming each week! To see rare blooming plants, join the Iowa Prairie Network and Story County Conservation for a series of evening prairie walks at Doolittle Prairie this summer. This month’s prairie walk will be held Thursday, July 24, 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.

The last prairie walk of the season will be on Aug. 21. All walks start at 7 p.m. Doolittle Prairie is located 1.25 miles south of County Road E-18 on 560th Ave., south of Story City.