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Posted on: October 11, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Halloween Hike Reservations Still Available

Story County Conservation invites the public to enjoy the 2012 Halloween Hike. Join us as we present "Iowa Unknowns" on Saturday, October 20. This family-friendly activity will take place at McFarland Park (56461 180th St.) northeast of Ames.

What is that? Come discover some of Iowa’s unknown inhabitants. That “seed” floating through the air might not be a seed at all. Or perhaps that bird is also a parasite. Some are rare, some are deceptive, and some might be right in front of you! Come explore some of nature’s mysteries at Story County Conservation’s annual Halloween Hike!

“For the last 27 years, Story County Conservation’s annual Halloween hike has educated and entertained the community about Iowa’s wildlife,” Naturalist Heather Hucka said. “Don’t miss out on this year’s hike “Iowa’s Unknowns”! You never know what you will meet on the trial.”

Reservations will be accepted at any time until 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 19, or until the hike schedule is full. Hour-long hikes will begin every ten minutes starting at 5:30 p.m. Each time slot can accommodate up to 30 hikers. The last hike will begin at 8:00 p.m. The cost is $3.00 per person ages 13 and above and $2.00 for children ages three to twelve. Children under three are admitted free. Youth under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult; youth groups must have one adult for every five youth. Partners discounts do not apply to this registration fee.

Dress for the weather, wear comfy walking shoes, and bring an umbrella if needed. Costumes are encouraged but not required! For more information about this or to register, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), or email us at conservation@storycounty.com.

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

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CONTACT:
Heather Hucka
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-232-2516
FAX 515-232-6989
Email: hhucka@storycounty.com
www.storycountyiowa.gov/conservation

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