This is the first in the 2018 series of walks at this prairie. A new leader this year - Tom Rosburg.
Sponsored by INPS, IPN, and Story County Conservation.
Additional dates: June 28, July 26, and August 23.
The walk format is casual and informational, focusing on questions from participants and identification of both blooming and vegetative plants. This is a good opportunity to view the prairie as it changes during the summer. Insect repellent, long pants, and sturdy shoes are recommended. The site has pot holes so be prepared for some wet spots.
DIRECTIONS: Doolittle Prairie is located north of Ames and south of Story City. From I-35 take Exit 123 (Roland and E18/130th St exit) and go west on E18 for ~ ½ mile until 560th Ave (a gravel road); turn south and go 1½ miles. There is a sign at the preserve entrance on the west side of the road - follow the lane back to the parking lot and prairie.