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January 2021

Virtual Winter Stargazing

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Come learn about the winter nighttime sky! Using an online interactive star chart (which people will be able to use afterwards) and various illustrations, we'll discuss the stars, constellations, and a very bright planet that you can see this time of year! All participants will be emailed a star chart so they can follow along and, since this will be a live Zoom event, people will also be able to ask questions. To register, simply contact Lisa Ralls at lralls@winnebagoccb.com…

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February 2021

WCCB Board Meeting

February 8 @ 8:00 am
Titonka Savings Bank, 101 Highway 69 North
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 12 - February 15
Free

Join thousands of people all over North America as they report what birds they see! It's all part of a wonderful, annual community science project that helps scientists track bird population trends. You don't have to de an expert birder to participate and you can observe right from your own house. It's fun and easy to do! Check it out at birdcount.org.

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Wolf 101 (Virtual)

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Join staff from the International Wolf Center In Ely, MN, for this fun, interactive program as we look at the physical and social adaptations wolves use to survive in their environment. Participants will be given an opportunity to observe the Center's ambassador wolves and will be able to ask questions of the IWC staff. This will be a live Zoom program. To participate in this free event, just contact Naturalist Lisa Ralls at lralls@winnebagoccb.com to receive the Zoom link!

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Presidents’ Day–WCCB Office Closed

February 15 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Interpretive Snowshoe Hike

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Pilot Knob State Park, 2148 340th Street
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
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$15.00

If you've ever wanted to try snowshoeing, now's your chance! Learn about the history of snowshoeing, the different types of snowshoes, and snowshoeing techniques. Then, we'll explore the park on snowshoes, stopping along the way to learn about the birds, deer, and other animals that call the park home! This event is in conjunction with NIACC so, to register, contact NIACC at 641-422-4358 and sign up for Class #7955.

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WCCB Book Club

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our book club will meet over Zoom to discuss Aldo Leopold's classic book, "A Sand County Almanac." If you're not able to buy the book or find it at a library, we will loan you the book to read. Just contact Naturalist Lisa Ralls at lralls@winnebagoccb.com to sign up for the club, borrow a copy of the book, and receive the Zoom link for the discussion. This will be a great way to pass some of those long, winter nights…

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March 2021

WCCB Board Meeting

March 8 @ 8:00 am
Thorpe Park, 34496 110th Ave
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
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April 2021

WCCB Board Meeting

April 12 @ 8:00 am
Thorpe Park, 34496 110th Ave
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
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Geocaching

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thorpe Park, 34496 110th Ave
Forest City, IA 50436 United States
$15

Geocaching is a great way to get outdoors, get some exercise, and enjoy a little adventure! So, join us to learn more about this fun and easy outdoor activity! You can bring along a smart phone, if you have one, but we will also have GPS units for participants to use. This program is offered jointly with NIACC, so you will need to preregister by contacting NIACC at either 641-422-4358 or at cereg@niacc.edu.

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