The Annual Wings and Wetlands Festival is scheduled for a Saturday and Sunday in mid-May. Welcome the coming of spring, celebrate National Wetland Month, and explore the unique prairie pothole region of Northwest Iowa.
This festival is coordinated over a six county region in Northwest Iowa (Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, O’Brien and Palo Alto) and offers a wide selection of programs and activities for people of all ages and interests. Events held throughout the region include bird hikes, kayaking and canoeing adventures, Trumpeter Swan releases, and youth programs. There is also food and entertainment at some locations.
Join us for one or more of the programs being offered throughout the weekend. Experience first-hand our beautiful lakes, marshes, and upland habitat. Bird hikes will offer people the opportunity to see waterfowl, shorebirds, and of course, warblers during peak migration time!
Sponsors of the festival include Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, O’Brien, and Palo Alto County Conservation Boards, Palo Alto Soil and Water Conservation District, Prairie Lakes Audubon Society, and Palo Alto Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever Chapters.
For more information, call the Prairie Heritage Center (712-295-7200) or the Lost Island Prairie Wetland Nature Center (712-837-4866).