The following list is a compilation featuring great areas to explore nature off the beaten path. These Johnson County Conservation … Continue reading How and Where To Explore in Johnson County: Collected Guides of JCC Properties
By: Kristen Morrow, JCC Naturalist People tend to have pretty passionate feelings regarding snakes. They either absolutely despise them and … Continue reading Inspiring Snake Curiosity Over Fear
By: Kristen Morrow, JCC Naturalist I was walking past Iowa City’s Creekside park this weekend when I was stopped in … Continue reading Home Nature Activities: Build a Toad Home!
By: Kristen Morrow, JCC Naturalist “What happens when a tree falls down in a forest?” “It gets turned into paper!” … Continue reading Home Nature Activities: The Rotten Log
This is a place for beginning and experienced foragers to come together and discuss plants and recipes. I want to … Continue reading Join JCC’s Virtual Foraging Club!
By: Kristen Morrow, JCC Naturalist While out walking my dog around my Iowa City neighborhood last weekend, I stopped to … Continue reading Spring Awakening: Our Backyard Bees
By: Frances Owen, JCC Naturalist I absolutely love crafting things out of found, natural materials. Especially, when the resulting material … Continue reading DIY Drawing Charcoal!
By: Kristen Morrow, JCC Naturalist One common activity that we do with kids is have them build a bird’s nest. … Continue reading Home Nature Activities: Nest ID and DIY Nests
By: Frances Owen, JCC Naturalist If you haven’t already joined Project Nest Watch, you definitely need to. After a quick … Continue reading Woodworking For Wildlife: A Simple Nest Shelf
By: Frances Owen, JCC Naturalist When I was in grad school, I had a summer job studying grassland songbirds. Mostly … Continue reading Watching for Nests