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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

ABC Wednesday - H


Another very interesting place to visit in the state of Iowa!

is part of the Pottwattamie County Park System,
and it looks like a Wonderful Place to Visit!


This is in Southwest Iowa, east of I-29 and south of I 680.  
North of Council Bluffs, IA.

Click on the name of the park to link to their website.


The information below was taken from their website:

Mission: The Hitchcock Nature Center exists to develop and foster appreciation and understanding of the Loess Hills as a globally significant landform through land management, environmental education and low-impact recreation. 


Acquired by Pottawattamie County in 1991, Hitchcock Nature Center (HNC) currently consists of 1274 acres located in the heart of the globally significant Loess Hills. The Loess Hills harbor some of the largest remaining prairie remnants in Iowa and provide refuge for plants and animals found nowhere else in the state. Hitchcock is open every day of the year for hiking, camping, picnicking, bird watching, snow sledding, star gazing, or simply enjoying nature. 


The park itself has many amenities and offers a variety of activities!  You'll just have to visit their site to read all about it.  It's definitely on "the list" now, as a place we should visit!

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Enjoy!  (And make a trip to Iowa this summer!)
SG

8 comments:

Jama said...

Gorgeous sky!

Rose said...

This looks like a beautiful place to visit! I think it's great that they have preserved some original prairie--I've been to prairie restoration areas, but I'd love to see the "real thing."

Leslie: said...

I love visiting places like this - wonderful photo opportunities!

Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

We need as much nature as we can preserve.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

chubskulit said...

Heavenly!

House in the Prairie
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

GRACE PETERSON said...

Gorgeous photos. We've got a few wildlife areas in these parts too. They're delightful.

Meryl said...

Beautiful photos!

Shady Gardener said...

Thank you for your interest in this site. It does seem like a wonderful place to visit!