Hardin County is full of recreational and educational opportunities!
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Sat Dec. 3Christmas at Calkins Mark your calendars! Calkins Nature Area will be hosting Christmas at Calkins on Saturday, December 3rd from 1 pm to 4 pm. This is a great family event that is free to attend. There will even be a surprise visit from SANTA! Additionally, there will be snacks, games, crafts, hot cocoa, and more. Come out and enjoy the day with us. If you have any questions, please contact the nature center at 641-648-9878.
Hardin County Conservation Board hosts and partners in many public events each year. Listed below are a few:
Calkins Nature Area’s Archaeology Day
Spring Wildflower Walk
Every spring, Calkins Nature Area's Interpretive staff is glad to invite the public out to the nature center to enjoy a guided wildflower hike. The day is spent hiking the 76 acres of Calkins Nature Area grounds, scouting wildflowers, capturing breathtaking photos, and enjoying every serene second of nature's captivating spring beauty. We hope that you can spring out to see us for our next and join us on our next annual Spring Wildflower Walk!