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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.

Maple Syruping

Tree Taping

  • Date: 02/11/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Location: Sportsman Park
    Dawson, Iowa
  • Introduction: No matter what the winter is like, spring always comes around.

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

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