Guest: Mike Bevins
Mike Bevins, IDALS, Horticulture and Farmers Market Program
Horticulture & Farmers Market Program : Horticulture Organizations
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April 27, 2013 - Jackson County (eastern Iowa)
INPS has been invited to join the Iowa Woodland Owners Association for their fieldtrip to David Gossman's property. That should be a really good time for wildflowers. There will be a morning walk to an oak savanna remnant and prairie planting that will have been burned a few weeks before. Following a lunch break (bring your own) and restroom break, the afternoon hike will
head down into the valley to see the deep woods wildflowers and then come back up into another oak savanna remnant. There may be morels in the woods.
DIRECTONS: The address is 19502 159th Ave, Zwingle, IA 52079. Take 208th St west from route 61 then south on 159th. That said, mapquest will not place that address correctly. It places that address at my neighbor to the north. If you use mapquest you have to follow 159th avenue till it dead ends into my farm lane to the south. If you look at the aerial photos of the farm that
way, I think I will take the first hike north and west of the farm house. Then the afternoon hike will head south into the timbered valley.
Contact: David Gossman firstname.lastname@example.org 563-652-2822
Dress for walking. Bring a packed lunch.
May 4, 2013 - Cherokee County (northwest Iowa)
Meet at noon at the Ballfield Shelter in Martin's Access park. Hike to begin at 1PM. Expect loads of spring ephemerals in the woodlands and early blooming dry-prairie flowers and sedges.
DIRECTIONS: Martin's Access is located at 4578 Martin Access Road, Larrabee, IA 51029. The entrance is about 4 miles east from the intersection of Hwy 59 and County Road C16 in Larrabee, IA, then one mile south on Martin's Access Road. The Ballfield Shelter is visibly located within the park, about 0.3 miles from the park's main entrance.
Bring a packed lunch at noon, or just come at 1PM for the hike!