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Sat, Feb 17


Motor Mill Campground

Winter Tree and Plant ID Workshop

We’ll be partnering with the Iowa DNR and ISU extension for this wonderful winter workshop identifying trees and plants in their winter condition. Meet in the Motor Mill campground for an approximate 1-1.5 mile hike.

Winter Tree and Plant ID Workshop
Winter Tree and Plant ID Workshop

Time & Location

Feb 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Motor Mill Campground, 28518 Galaxy Rd, Elkader, IA 52043, USA

About the Event

Everyone knows a maple leaf, but how can you tell what’s growing in the forest after the leaves drop? Come on out to the Motor Mill Historic Site and de-mystify Iowa’s native plants in their winter form! This hike will focus on the identifying characteristics of trees and plants and how they inform the decision making process for land stewardship and winter conservation work. Iowa DNR district forester Dave Asche and CCCB naturalist Kenny Slocum will lead the hike of approximately 1 mile. Meet at the Motor Mill Campground, just east of the mill. Participants are advised to dress for the weather and walking on rough terrain with occasional steep spots, and bring drinking water if necessary.

The Motor Mill Historic Site is located at 28518 Galaxy Road, Elkader, Iowa. For more information on this and other events call 563-245-1516 or visit

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