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Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center

Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center Providing you with parks, trails, outdoor education & recreation. Come explore with us!

WCCB parks and the Annett Nature Center are open to visitors at no charge. Many WCCB programs are free, some have nominal fees, and a few are used as fundraising tools

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Thanks to everyone who came out for the Candy Cane Hike today! There were 125 candy canes on the trail. Some sneaky ones...
12/03/2022

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Candy Cane Hike today! There were 125 candy canes on the trail. Some sneaky ones hiding there! Winning guessers have been contacted with information on how to pick up their baskets.

The winner of the Chillin' Winter basket (top left) was Dawn at 105 candy canes.

The winners of the Kid's Delight basket (lower middle) were Bill & Terrie at 99 candy canes.

The winner of the Baking With Love basket (top right) was Nancy at 106 candy canes.

The Annett Nature Center will be open for visitors this Saturday, December 3rd from 9am-Noon! Bring the kiddos out to cl...
12/01/2022

The Annett Nature Center will be open for visitors this Saturday, December 3rd from 9am-Noon!

Bring the kiddos out to climb the big tree and hit the Candy Cane Hike while you're at it! Be sure to ask Naturalist Kelsey about the plans for a Nature Playground in the not-too-distant-future!!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Warren County Conservation Board and Staff. We hope you enjoy your time with family and frie...
11/24/2022
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Happy Thanksgiving from the Warren County Conservation Board and Staff. We hope you enjoy your time with family and friends and if you need to stretch your legs parks and trails are open today.

So fun to check the animals and see what they are up to! Sleeping and yoga, great way to end a Tuesday!
11/22/2022

So fun to check the animals and see what they are up to! Sleeping and yoga, great way to end a Tuesday!

We're all set and running at the Middleswart Lodge for the Fall Nature Market!Come on out and see us! We'll be here unti...
11/17/2022

We're all set and running at the Middleswart Lodge for the Fall Nature Market!

Come on out and see us! We'll be here until 8pm. The beaver stew is here until it runs out, it's got a crowd!

Come on out to the Middleswart Lodge tomorrow (November 17th 2022) from 5-8pm for the 2nd annual Fall Nature Market! We ...
11/16/2022

Come on out to the Middleswart Lodge tomorrow (November 17th 2022) from 5-8pm for the 2nd annual Fall Nature Market!

We have some wonderful vendors that will be waiting to share their talents and products with you. Or take an inside tour of the Middleswart Lodge that is available for rentals!

We also will have samples of beaver stew available while it lasts, courtesy of our butchering series programs! (Don't forget to sign up for the email list for future classes!)

Mama Ridโ€™s Hand-Me-Down Talents ChrisCole Gardens The Farm Warren Co. Iowa-The Farm Creamery Ink and Edges Cardinal Cookie Company Wayward Saints Farm LLC
Meadow BlazingStar Honey Quilted Gardens and Nursery Rainbow Lizard Design
Milk & Honey Orchard and Apiary, LLC The Good Stuff Robinson Farms, Runnells IA Brady Handmade Soap and Salves
Captured Critter Creations, LLC Lorene K Shepherd Photography

Congratulations to our WCCB Vice President Ace Hendricks. At the November board meeting Allen Crouse, Iowa DNR, presente...
11/10/2022

Congratulations to our WCCB Vice President Ace Hendricks. At the November board meeting Allen Crouse, Iowa DNR, presented Ace with an inscribed Henry rifle. Ace is one of 11 instructors across the State of Iowa to reach 50 years teaching Hunter Safety Education. Thank you Ace for your dedication to Hunter Safety.

Staff spend the morning coloring turkeys with the kiddos at the Indianola Parks and Rec indoor play day. 4 year old Ceci...
11/09/2022

Staff spend the morning coloring turkeys with the kiddos at the Indianola Parks and Rec indoor play day. 4 year old Cecily put a lot of detail into her turkey! โค๏ธ

11/04/2022

*The beaver butchering program for Saturday November 5th has been canceled. *

However, we will have beaver meat available for sampling at the Fall Nature Market on Thursday November 17th from 5-8pm so be sure to come check out our local vendors and try a sample of beaver meat!

Team Minisquach13 rolled in just before the buzzer! Congratulations to all of our Geocachers who completed this year's A...
11/03/2022

Team Minisquach13 rolled in just before the buzzer! Congratulations to all of our Geocachers who completed this year's Amphibian Geocaching Adventure! It was a success! We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

10/29/2022

Staff Possum Mallory and her helpers are handing out candy on the Indianola Square today 10am to noon! Bust out you favorite Halloween costume, visit the shops, and enjoy a stroll all the way around the square with all the roads being open!

Congratulations to team Ksteimick for wrapping up this year's Amphibian Geocaching Adventure on a beautiful Friday! It's...
10/28/2022

Congratulations to team Ksteimick for wrapping up this year's Amphibian Geocaching Adventure on a beautiful Friday! It's a great way to kick start the weekend! Good thing school let out early! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Congratulations to teams BartlettBears and SillyMonkey90 for completing their 2022 Warren County Geocaching Amphibian Ad...
10/26/2022

Congratulations to teams BartlettBears and SillyMonkey90 for completing their 2022 Warren County Geocaching Amphibian Adventures!

Remember to get those caches by November 1st when the adventure closes!

Is it time to start thinking about next year's adventure yet??

The big day has arrived! TOP GUN at Warren County Conservation! Come out for an INDOOR hike through the Annett Nature Ce...
10/24/2022

The big day has arrived! TOP GUN at Warren County Conservation! Come out for an INDOOR hike through the Annett Nature Center to meet the critters with a call sign. Hot Chocolate, Cookies, and Craft after the hike. Call 515-961-6169 to reserve your spot today! We look forward to seeing you.

Timmy Tadpole and Staff Mallory are ready for Trick or Treaters! Come on out to the Indianola Community Youth Foundation...
10/22/2022

Timmy Tadpole and Staff Mallory are ready for Trick or Treaters! Come on out to the Indianola Community Youth Foundations Trunk or treat at the Indianola High School to grab some candy!

We love partnering with other organizations in the community! Recently we helped with a rain barrel program with Warren ...
10/19/2022

We love partnering with other organizations in the community! Recently we helped with a rain barrel program with Warren County Extension & 4-H.
We offer rain barrel workshops in March each year so mark your calendars if you are looking to add a rain barrel to your yard, and check back with our website: www.warrenccb.org/events

10/17/2022

Rolling into Monday like.....we're not quite ready for the weekend to be over!

Another family of Geo Adventure Finishers! BogNoon, Pilot Cat, Travelling Mat, & Lody Lody wrapped up their Amphibian Ge...
10/11/2022

Another family of Geo Adventure Finishers! BogNoon, Pilot Cat, Travelling Mat, & Lody Lody wrapped up their Amphibian Geocaching Adventure. Congratulations!

10/08/2022

๐Ÿ•ท Check out this awesome garden spider staff found in the prairie! It caught this insect, ate it, and went back to rest in the middle of its web all in a few minutes!

๐ŸŽฅ: Conservation Tech Ryan McPherren

Check out our newest addition to the Annett Nature Center. Ted Lare 's team put the final touches on this beautiful wate...
10/07/2022

Check out our newest addition to the Annett Nature Center. Ted Lare 's team put the final touches on this beautiful water feature. Thank you to the Warren County Board of Supervisors for awarding ARPA funds for this project.

Congratulations to team DnD! They've been working their tails off to wrap up this year's Amphibian Geocaching Adventure ...
10/07/2022

Congratulations to team DnD! They've been working their tails off to wrap up this year's Amphibian Geocaching Adventure today! What a great way to start the weekend!

This is evidence of a thoroughly enjoyed pond study program. We love seeing kids get a little muddy in the name of natur...
10/05/2022

This is evidence of a thoroughly enjoyed pond study program. We love seeing kids get a little muddy in the name of nature exploration!

๐“ฅ๐“ฎ๐“ท๐“ญ๐“ธ๐“ป๐“ผ ๐“ฆ๐“ช๐“ท๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ญ ๐“ฏ๐“ธ๐“ป ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“•๐“ช๐“ต๐“ต ๐“๐“ช๐“ฝ๐“พ๐“ป๐“ฎ ๐“œ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ด๐“ฎ๐“ฝ!Interested in being a Vendor?-Vendor fee is $25, nonrefundable, that will go t...
10/03/2022
Fall Nature Market Vendor Application

๐“ฅ๐“ฎ๐“ท๐“ญ๐“ธ๐“ป๐“ผ ๐“ฆ๐“ช๐“ท๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ญ ๐“ฏ๐“ธ๐“ป ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“•๐“ช๐“ต๐“ต ๐“๐“ช๐“ฝ๐“พ๐“ป๐“ฎ ๐“œ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ด๐“ฎ๐“ฝ!

Interested in being a Vendor?
-Vendor fee is $25, nonrefundable, that will go towards a nature playscape at the ANC.
-Each vendor will be provided with an 8 foot table to display from.
-The WIFI at the Annett Nature Center is slow and not always reliable, especially with multiple people accessing it. You may want to have a personal hotspot option for your devices.
-Applications will be approved based on how well products meet the requirements, and if other vendors of similar types have been approved. WCCB has the right to not approve any application.

Please fill out the attached form, or follow this link: https://forms.gle/kbcmYUuR1WHwmBDD8 as completely as possible, and return to us no later than October 10th.

You may also request a paper form by calling 515-961-6169.

Warren County Conservation is hosting our 2nd annual local nature and craft related vendor fair on November 17th, 2022 from 5-8pm at the Middleswart Lodge. We want to support local merchants in our beautiful park setting. Space is limited, and we will be focusing on the following types of vendors or...

09/30/2022

Staff found a Credit Card at Bank Swallow this week. If you can show proof of ID we would love to get it back to its rightful owner. Call or stop by the Annett Nature Center. 515-961-6169.

THIS JUST IN....Team Croll is the latest team to cross the Warren County Conservation Amphibians Adventure finish line! ...
09/29/2022

THIS JUST IN....Team Croll is the latest team to cross the Warren County Conservation Amphibians Adventure finish line! They couldn't have picked a more beautiful day to wrap up their adventure.

This family was out geocaching for the Warren County Geocaching Amphibian Adventure when they spotted a little tan frog....
09/29/2022

This family was out geocaching for the Warren County Geocaching Amphibian Adventure when they spotted a little tan frog. They remembered reading about them on one of their earlier Geocache cards and were able to identify it as a spring peeper from the telltale "X" on its back! How fun to recognize amphibians from the geocache cards while finding more of them! Thank you for sharing with us.

Don't forget, the Warren County Geocaching Amphibian Adventure runs through the end of October so if you haven't completed your Adventure, think about what parks you might need to hit still!

 is our favorite time of year! Even the critters are getting their sweaters on! Can you guess this sweater wearing cater...
09/28/2022

is our favorite time of year! Even the critters are getting their sweaters on! Can you guess this sweater wearing caterpillar?

It's a picture perfect kind of morning at the Annett Nature Center!
09/27/2022

It's a picture perfect kind of morning at the Annett Nature Center!

Due to expected cloud cover tonight, the stargazing event has been canceled. We are just as bummed that mother nature is...
09/22/2022

Due to expected cloud cover tonight, the stargazing event has been canceled. We are just as bummed that mother nature isn't going to cooperate for this fun event. ๐Ÿ˜”

Staff enjoyed a half day out of the office visiting Simpson College Students at their service fair. Kelsey was pretty po...
09/18/2022

Staff enjoyed a half day out of the office visiting Simpson College Students at their service fair. Kelsey was pretty popular with her Fox Snake! It was a great afternoon talking about all the ways you can volunteer with WCCB.

**Updated Prairie Picnic Location**For those of you that have reservations, the Prairie Picnic location has been changed...
09/17/2022

**Updated Prairie Picnic Location**

For those of you that have reservations, the Prairie Picnic location has been changed to the Middleswart Lodge due to weather.

The Middleswart Lodge is located 3 driveways south of the Annett Nature Center on the east side of the road. The Lodge is located at the top of the hill up the long driveway. We look forward to seeing you there!

A big THANK YOU to the McVay family! They brought in a caterpillar for the butterfly display. After a couple days it mad...
09/17/2022

A big THANK YOU to the McVay family! They brought in a caterpillar for the butterfly display. After a couple days it made a Chrysalis then emerged as a beautiful monarch butterfly ๐Ÿฆ‹ They were able to tag her and release her on her way!

Look who swung in today to pick up their winners swag! Its team Chris and Marco. They were able to cross off all 25 Geoc...
09/16/2022

Look who swung in today to pick up their winners swag! Its team Chris and Marco. They were able to cross off all 25 Geocaches! Congratulations!!

09/16/2022

The monarch tagging program for tomorrow 9/17/22 has been canceled due to weather. Have a good weekend.

It's a beautiful view of the prairie today! The view from the top's even better! Come relax on the front porch of Middle...
09/14/2022

It's a beautiful view of the prairie today! The view from the top's even better! Come relax on the front porch of Middleswart Lodge. You won't be disappointed.

Photos from Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center's post
09/13/2022

Photos from Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center's post

๐‰๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐ฎ๐ฌ! ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐–๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ž ๐๐ข๐œ๐ง๐ข๐œ.The Prairie Picnic will be...
09/10/2022

๐‰๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐ฎ๐ฌ! ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐–๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ž ๐๐ข๐œ๐ง๐ข๐œ.
The Prairie Picnic will be held at the Annett Nature Center on Saturday, September 17, 2022 beginning at 5:00pm. Dinner by Smokey D's and music by Ryne Doughty. More information is available at www.warrenccb.org/events/fwcc-prairie-picnic-5/
Buy your tickets today!
Thank you to our basket donors: McCoy True Value Hardware and Just Ask Rental

๐‰๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐ฎ๐ฌ! ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐–๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ž ๐๐ข๐œ๐ง๐ข๐œ.The Prairie Picnic will be...
09/09/2022

๐‰๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐ฎ๐ฌ! ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐–๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ž ๐๐ข๐œ๐ง๐ข๐œ.
The Prairie Picnic will be held at the Annett Nature Center on Saturday, September 17, 2022 beginning at 5:00pm. Dinner by Smokey D's and music by Ryne Doughty. More information is available at www.warrenccb.org/events/fwcc-prairie-picnic-5

Buy your tickets today!
Thank you to our basket donors: Ted Lare Design Build & Garden Center Steve Dermand, and Melissa Dunlap Hanson

Some of the crew at WCCB are ready for game day! Even the critters are getting in on the action, although one clearly ha...
09/09/2022

Some of the crew at WCCB are ready for game day! Even the critters are getting in on the action, although one clearly has the wrong colors on!

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Next Thursday evening is Winter Solstice Yoga at the Middleswardt Lodge, hosted by Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center. โœจ

Picture this: rolling fire, intention setting, mindful yoga and breath work.

RSVP here: https://www.warrenccb.org/event/winter-solstice-yoga/
Turkey Trot on out to the Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center Fall Nature Market at Middleswart Lodge near Annett Nature Center today from 5-8. Lots of great vendors! I will have decorated cookies in various sizes (and a few pumpkin spice flavored too) and also Paint your owns. https://facebook.com/events/s/fall-nature-market/1184961672371468/

Any extras I will post to page later this week ๐Ÿฆƒ

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In addition to my classic sugar cookie flavor this market I will also have some pumpkin spice flavor decorated cookies too. But donโ€™t worry plenty of classic sugars to go around!

How much Cool Whip do you like on your pumpkin pie? I just noticed my pie cookies will have a variety ๐Ÿคฃ

I will be at Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center Fall Nature Market this Thursday from 5-8 with Thanksgiving/Fall cookies. Everything is heat sealed so will still be fresh for your holiday get togethers. More info on pictures or link https://facebook.com/events/s/fall-nature-market/1184961672371468/
Hey friends! Find me along with some of my favorite local makers and bakers Thurs at Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center Middleswart Lodge from 5-8pm, just south of Indianola.

My space is limited, so let me know what you want me to bring! ๐Ÿ–คKristin
Thanks again to everyone that braved the cold Saturday! Some things went quickly so I am baking and decorating a few more for Thursdayโ€ฆbecause Iโ€™m a people pleaser ๐Ÿคฃ

There will be Thanksgiving/Fall regular and mini packs of decorated cookies, along with paint your owns. And bonus even a few pumpkin spice flavored cookies as well!

Hope to see you Thursday from 5-8 at Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center Fall Nature Market at Middleswart Lodge . More info on link or the pictures on this post https://facebook.com/events/s/fall-nature-market/1184961672371468/

Any extras I will either post to my page or do a popup sometime in my cookie house TBD - will post more info later this week.
Turkeys and pumpkin pies and lots of minis oh my!!!

Full disclosure I am a bit of a hot mess when it comes to deciding designs, sizes and how many to make for events/popups. I basically make a bunch of dough, grab some cutters and see what happens. For Halloween I barely made any minis and didnโ€™t notice until I set up and the few I brought were gone in minutes.

For Thanksgiving I apparently am doing the oppositeโ€ฆI have a crazy amount of minis ๐Ÿคฃ So if minis are your jam I can hook you up. Donโ€™t worry I still will also have regular singles and paint your owns as well. Most everything will be Thanksgiving/Fall themed. After these two events I will post an update on any extras.

First up is the Holiday Market at Speckled Hen Farms Iowa Winterset this Saturday 10-4 https://facebook.com/events/s/holiday-market-on-the-farm/1088556868690096/

Next Thursday will be the Fall Nature Market at Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center Indianola at Middleswart Lodge 5-8. https://facebook.com/events/s/fall-nature-market/1184961672371468/

After this it will be Christmas cookie time! I am doing some local Xmas events and also hope to have some popups at my cookie house as wellโ€ฆmore to come.

Fat little turkey design from sugarcravings
I figured I way over baked and would have an impromptu cookie popup in the cookie house tomorrow. Instead you guys showed up and bought everything ๐Ÿคฏ Making notes for Halloween 2023 (make more next year, sorry to those who missed out ๐Ÿฅน) I love doing popups/events but trickiest part is figuring out what people like and how much to bring.

Thanks again to all you spooky people who stopped by. Looking ahead to Thanksgiving I have two events with info links below. I hope to also have something in the cookie house prior to Turkey day but no promises at this point ๐Ÿ˜Š

Speckled Hen Farms Iowa Winterset Nov 12 https://facebook.com/events/s/holiday-market-on-the-farm/1088556868690096/

Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center Indianola Nov 17 https://facebook.com/events/s/fall-nature-market/1184961672371468/
They are all winners in our book! Thank you to all businesses and organizations that hosted a trunk this year! They went all out with their displays and hand out items, check out the pictures!

Helping Hand of Warren County
Team FlyinKOAT
Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center
Indianola Preschool
Indianola Little League
KNIA KRLS

Whip It Good Catering
Indianola Parks & Recreation
Drake University Head Start
TruBank - Member FDIC
Walmart Indianola - N Jefferson Way
Indianola Pediatric Dentistry
Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center
Indianola High School DECA
Indianola Fire Department
Indianola Community Youth Foundation ambassadors
holland hout
girl scouts
boy scouts
girls cross country
A Special Event DJ & PhotoBooth
nutrition
Cabin Coffee Co.-Indianola, IA
Indianola Hometown Pride
Welift Job Search Center
school board

night of lights
Tots to Teens
Perfection Pest Management
The top three overall SWIFTEST going into the final race at Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center this Sunday morning presented by SingleSpeed Brewing Co.!

1. Marc Grulke
2. Nicole Hamilton
3. Kiersten Hathaway

There's still a chance for these standings to change (https://results.truetimeracing.com/results.aspx?CId=16535&RId=10073) so get signed up at iowatrailruns.com to get your name on the leaderboard!
Yesterday was such a wonderful day filled with many moments of peace, joy, and deep rest. The Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center is such a healing place and Iโ€™m grateful to host a fall retreat here every October.

Yesterday was my 6th year hosting Practice on the Prairie: A Wholehearted Retreat. This retreat once again sold out. Mother Earth blessed us with the most gorgeous fall day.

These wonderful women came together to nourish their bodies, minds, and spirits and gathered in community with courage, compassion, and meaningful connection. ๐Ÿ’ž

As we continue moving through the season of Autumn, may we remember that we are not in nature, we are nature. We can let go of behaviors, thoughts, and feelings that no longer serve us (like the leaves of a tree) and move forward with gratitude and a sense of starting anew. ๐Ÿ
UPCOMING EVENTS where you can find my cookies ๐ŸŽ‰ (subject to change). Will add event links or addtโ€™l info in comments when available. (NOTE: I am not taking custom orders but happy to provide referrals or search )

*Oct 28th Fri 5-9 Wine, Witches and Brews - Indianola Square
*Oct 29th Sat 9-2 Indianola Music Boosters Craft & Vendor Show - Blake Fieldhouse Indianola
*Nov 12th 10-4 Holiday Market Speckled Hen Farms Iowa Winterset
*Nov 17th Thursday 5-8 Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center Fall Nature Market at Middleswart Lounge Indianola
*Dec 9th Fri 5-9 & Dec 10th Sat 9-2 Indianola Tour of Homes - Touring the Traditions - Trinity Presbyterian Church Indianola
*Dec 10th Sat 5-9 Downtown Holiday Celebration - Indianola Square

*FYI my Saturdays from Sept 10-Nov 12 arenโ€™t as open this year my son plays ๐Ÿˆ at Simpsonโ€ฆgo Storm!

I will be focusing on popups at home and at other local businesses and events. If you have an event or business that would be a good fit for both of us I would love to chat!! ๐Ÿฅฐ (I cannot wholesale)

Paint Your Owns and Decorating Kits can still be ordered for things like birthday parties as well.

If you wish to be added to texting or emails about future events, sales etc. sign up here https://www.remind.com/join/ccc50125 or text 81010 with message or message me your email address.

Thanks again to all that have supporting me by ordering, liking my posts, referring me, coming to my popups etc. โค๏ธ
โ€ข hollyhock blooms on our century farm โ€ข

Last year, I did a Propagation Workshop at the Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center. It was one of my favorite classes. Guests learned different methods of propagation then left with many plant starts and even seeds!

I showed them how to collect/harvest seeds from Hollyhocks. They are a plant that propagates naturally with seeds - via wind and rain.
I have many left if anyone would like to get some at one of my next events.
These seeds come from Hollyhocks in a variety of colors, from my familyโ€™s Century Farm!
Sometimes we have some volunteer Hollyhocks pop up in the cow pasture - pretty to see!

Iโ€™m curious, if you attend this workshop, and planted the seeds - are they growing? Tag 1 OAK in a photo!
That's a wrap!

5 years ago the Central Iowa Trek the Parks Challenge started with a super basic idea and goal to get families outdoors more. As I was filtering through all the submissions and seeing the pictures, I got teary-eyed. I LOVE seeing the mamas holding their babies, kids getting dirty + laughing, and watching you explore local communities while supporting local businesses.

THIS is the goal and I thank you for making it a success each year.

Huge thanks to all the sponsors + donors who support this challenge. It would not be possible without you!

+ Great Outdoors Foundation
+ Artisan Management Group
+ Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center
+ Helps Homestead
+ Middlebrook Farm
+ Valley Community Center
+ Water Works Park
+ Muddy Boots Forest Camp
+ The Brenton Arboretum
+ Heartland Surrogacy
+ Porch Light Coffeehouse
+ Palms Theater Waukee

All winners have been emailed + have been listed on the website. Don't stop exploring friends ๐Ÿ’š

https://outdoorfun.desmoinesparent.com/central-iowa-trek-the-parks-challenge/

Friends of Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center's annual Prairie Picnic Fundraiser is coming up September 17th.

This Fundraiser supports environmental education programming and exhibits at the Annett Nature Center.

This years event includes an evening on the prairie with live music by Ryne Doughty, delicious appetizers, a Smokey Dโ€™s BBQ meal complete with desserts, and a live & silent auction.

For more program details and how to make a reservation, visit ๐Ÿ‘‰
https://www.warrenccb.org/events/fwcc-prairie-picnic-5/
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Indianola Parks & Recreation Warren County Veteran's Affairs IMU Fiber Warren County Leadership Institute Warren County Sheriff's Office Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District Warren County Firefighters Association Warren County Courthouse (Iowa) City of Indianola #thinkindianolafirst Indianola Fire Department Warren County Health Services Warren County Health Services Warren County Health Services Simpson College Student Government Association Lacona Fire Department