The series is intended for people of all experience levels; those with little or no experience should feel encouraged to attend. Attendees should note: the series will primarily take place outdoors in the Loess Hills of western Iowa and will, at times, require pedestrian travel over difficult terrain. Classes will meet at the Natural Areas Management headquarters (a.k.a. The Barn) at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Series topics & class dates:
May 27th: Introduction to Hitchcock Nature Center, the Loess Hills, and the Guiding Principals
June 24th: When and How to Control Noxious and Invasive Herbaceous Plants (a focus on Canada thistle [C. arvense] and sweet clover [M. alba & M. officinalis])
July 22nd: Woody Invasives, Brush Management, and Timber Stand Improvement
August 26th: Birds, Invertebrates, and Small Mammals of the Loess Hills and Prairies
September 23rd: Seed Harvesting, Introduction to Prescribed Fire
October 28th: Prescribed Fire (cont.), Follow-Up on Canada Thistle, Putting it all Together
The fee for the entire six-class series is $75.00; Individual classes can be attended for $15.00 per class. Pre-registration is required. Due to the hands-on nature of the series, class sizes will be limited and early registration is required.
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