Hands-on outdoor programs bring wildlife up close

MADRID – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Wildlife Center are partnering in three events focusing on living with Iowa wildlife. The events are free and open to all ages.

The Learning Live at WildWay series will focus on turtles and snakes on July 8, followed by bats on Aug. 12 and raptors on Sept. 9. All events are held from 2-4 p.m., at the Iowa Wildlife Center’s WildWay, just south of Ledges State Park, at 1518 260th Street, Madrid. Directional signs will be posted on the day of the event.

Participants should dress to be outdoors, bring a lawn chair and water bottle. Due to the nature of this series, pets are not allowed. The event will move to the Oak Shelter at Ledges State Park if the weather or field conditions do not allow.

“We’re happy to provide the opportunity for people to learn and interact with these remarkable animals,” said Marlene Ehrisman, executive director for Iowa Wildlife Center.

For more information and event updates, go to https://iowawildlifecenter.org/

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