Story County Conservation’s Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management program invites prairie enthusiasts to assist in gathering prairie seed at one of Story County’s hidden gems.

Three public seed harvests will take place at Doolittle Prairie. Participants will meet at the prairie entrance, 14249 560th Ave., south of Story City.

The dates and times are: Thursday, Sept. 28, 4-6 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 3, 4-6 p.m.

No experience is necessary; IRVM staff will show you where, how and what species of seeds to collect. Sturdy shoes, socks, long pants, insect repellent, hat, gloves and a water bottle are recommended.

The seed harvests are weather dependent; please register so IRVM staff can ensure enough supplies and refreshments. Registration is available at or by calling 515-232-2516.