In the summer, new prairie plants are blooming each week. Join the Iowa Prairie Network and Story County Conservation for a series of evening prairie walks at Doolittle Prairie this summer to see blooming plants. The first prairie walk is Thursday, May 25, beginning at 7 p.m. The walks are free and open to the public; no registration is required.


Participants will enjoy viewing the largest prairie remnant in Story County with prairie enthusiast Lloyd Crim. Crim will share interesting facts about the plants and highlight new plants in bloom. Bring a camera to take pictures of rare prairie foliage. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the walks, including sturdy walking shoes, long pants and bug spray.


Future evening prairie walks will be held on June 22, July 27 and Aug. 24. All walks start at 7 p.m.


Doolittle Prairie is located at 14249 560th Ave., which is 1.25 miles south of county road E-18 on 560th Avenue, south of Story City.


For more information about this or other programs, contact the Story County Conservation Center by phone at 515-232-2516, by email at conservation@storycountyiowa.gov or visit www.storycountyconservation.org.