Explore nature in our Des Moines Parks and reap the rewards. Check out spring’s woodland flowers at Greenwood Park or the lilac arboretum at Ewing Park. Photograph the prairie’s summertime flowers and butterflies at Glendale Cemetery and bundle up for a visit to the Scott Street Bridge or Gray’s Lake to see the bald eagles. While there try to spot signs of beavers at work to build their log homes. Take your binoculars to Easter Lake Park for bird watching or lace up your hiking boots for a winter wonderland woodland hike at Brown's Woods Park. The Des Moines Park and Recreation Department and other partners have joined forces to offer a way to GET OUTDOORS. We try to post all of our environmental education opportunities to help you learn more about the world around you and excited about nature. You can also follow us on facebook and twitter.
We're currently building our leadership team of nature club leaders. Being a nature club leader is flexible and a fun, informal way to get others outdoors. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional events listings from Polk County Conservation visit leadingyououtdoors.org.