Fall Equinox Observation
Hanging Rock Conservation Area—Redfield
Friday, September 22
6:30 a.m. to sunrise
Join us, at 6:30 a.m., to observe the Equinox sunrise on the astronomical clock at Hanging Rock. Learn about the clock, its history and pause to consider the celestial waltz of the seasons as we celebrate this wild day.
- Date: 01/05/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
- Location: Sportsman Park
- Introduction: No matter what the winter is like, spring always comes around. Trees that have been dormant all winter long respond.
No matter what the winter is like, spring always comes around. Trees that have been dormant all winter long respond to the increasing day length and warmer temperatures by sending sap flowing through their systems, preparing to nourish the tiny leaf and flower buds at stems’ ends. If we time the tapping right, we can siphon off some of the sweet sap of maple trees and boil it down to make maple syrup.
The tree tapping program will involve going outside to drill small holes in select maple trees, installing taps and hooking up the collection system
For more information or to register for any of our programs, contact:
Dallas County Conservation Board
14581 K Avenue
Perry, IA 50220
Office Hours: M-F 8am - 4:30pm