The nature center reminded us a little of Oak Grove, only without the river flowing through it. The kids were quick to inform me that the trails were a lot easier here as they are pretty flat (nothing wrong with that!) What a beautiful place to walk this time of year! They have a visitor center with various kid friendly animal information centers, a book nook, and several stuffed animals. Outside, besides the trails, historic buildings (kind of like Heritage Village in Sioux Center), and ponds, they have several large cages for live birds. I think they had turkey vultures, a red-tailed hawk, other kinds of hawks, and a cage with two great-horned owls. The kids thought it was great and named them Weeps and Wol. Actually, one cage did not have a bird, but a bobcat. Seth thought Smokey should visit the bobcat. We did not have time to explore all the trails and are anxious to go back with dad to do the rest!
Kids called the one on the left Wol and the right Weeps
Wol, keeping an eye on us
Out on the trails