I am going to try to take our family up to Whiterock Conservancy this Saturday for this free event, and I thought many Cowles families might enjoy the outing:
GRAND OPENING!! Bur Oak Visitor's Center, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free.
Join us for guided nature hikes, a herpetile presentation
by ISU Extension Specialist Rebecca Christoffel, a bird release, tree
planting ceremony, and more! Live music by Iowa folk musician Dave
For more information, call (712) 684-2697 .
* Whiterock Conservancy's Home Farm,
which is the site of Whiterock Resort's Bed & Breakfast and WRC's
main headquarters, is located at 1390 Highway 141, just east of Coon Rapids. From the Des Moines area it takes about an hour and 15 minutes to get to Whiterock. You drive on highway 141 past Woodward, Perry, and a bunch of other towns before you get there. They've got a bunch of different nature trails. If your kids love birds, plants, bugs, flowers, etc., they would probably enjoy a trip out there.
You may or may not want to tell them you can stop for ice cream at Picket Fence Creamery (just off the Woodward exit from 141) on the way home...