What shines through the night sky and what thumps through the woods? These are some of things that the O'Brien County Conservation Board invites you to discover on the "Full Moon Hike" to be held on Monday, Oct. 5. As part of the Year of Astronomy events, this hike will not only explore the night sky in the light of the full moon, it will also highlight some of the creatures of the night ñ owls, raccoons and other animals. Meet at the Prairie Heritage Center at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5. The staff at the Prairie Heritage Center will briefly tell some moon stories before hitting the trail for a short hike. This program is free and will be enjoyable for people of all ages.
Also, you can take part in the final Prairie Flower Parade of the summer season Friday, Oct. 9. The O'Brien County Conservation naturalist will be leading an opportunity to collect prairie seed. Learn about the seed collecting process and how to identify some prairie plants in their fall seed form. Meet at the Prairie Heritage Center on Friday, Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. Brief instruction will be given before participants carpool to a nearby prairie. Seed collected from the event will be used to supplement the prairie around the Center. For more information, contact the Prairie Heritage Centerat 295-7200.