New Hive Buzzin' with Bees at Water's Edge Nature Center
Water's Edge Nature Center has an awesome new addition. Through a donation from Nancy Gourley we were able to purchase an observation hive, equipment and bees. The bees are fascinating to watch and provide never ending opportunities for teaching and learning. You gotta stop in and see them!
Holiday Gift Ideas December 13, 2011
The Kossuth County Conservation Board has several gift ideas for that hard to buy person. Camping gift certificates are available for the 2012 camping season for Smith Lake Park, Siems Park or Burt Lake Park. The gift certificates are $10 each and are valid from April 1- October 31 towards camping fees at any of the above listed KCCB camping areas.
The KCCB has 100% pure maple syrup available for a suggested donation of $10 per jar. The syrup was made locally at the Cozy Grove sugar shack and goes great with pancakes or ice cream.
The KCCB also has a variety of youth t-shirts for sale at $12/shirt. The shirts have either a fishing or camping logo on the front and are available in several sizes.
All of the items listed are available at the Water’s Edge Nature Center during normal office hours. The nature center is open Monday –Friday from 8:00-4:30. Please call the nature center office at 295-2138 if you have any questions.
Home-made Maple Syrup available at Nature Center April 20, 2011
The Kossuth County Conservation Board and a group of dedicated volunteers spend all of early spring at Smith Wildlife Area collecting and boiling sap for maple syrup. Students from all over northern Iowa help to dump buckets and learn the process of making sap to syrup from start to finish. That syrup is now available to take home. Water's Edge Nature Center is currently asking for a $10 donation for a pint of syrup. Come out and grab one today! They are a great local treat and make excellent gifts!
Water's Edge gets new prairie display
A new prairie exhibit is in at Water's Edge Nature Center. The exhibit has a few more features to be added before it is fully completed but the main section is ready for viewing. This new display has several interactive features for people of all ages to explore. Stop by and check it out!