On March 17, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds declared a statewide public health disaster emergency in response to the state's coronavirus outbreak. The proclamation includes the restriction of in-person gatherings of 10 or more people along with the temporary closing of several businesses in the arts, culture and entertainment sector.

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Bird Banding

  • Details

  • 4/19/20
  • 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Free
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Outdoor

Event Description

Join ornithologists Dr. Neil Bernstein and Dr. Anya Illes for a special bird banding program. Be our guest and drop in anytime during the window of time to watch Dr. Bernstein and Dr. Illes net, band, and release birds from Nature Center property. You’ll get a chance to see the equipment they use, observe the banding process, and learn about the importance of banding. You’ll also get an up close look at the birds! Children and families are welcome to join in on the fun. Banding is a weather-dependent activity. This program is free and open to the public; free will donations to the Nature Center are welcome. FREE