Blooming Cactus Weekend

Special public event!

DATE AND TIME

Fri, June 14, 2024 – Sun, June 16, 2024

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT

LOCATION

Corriell Nature Preserve

2090 155th St.

Atalissa, Iowa 52720

Register

DETAILS

Join us on the weekend of June 14-16 at Corriell Nature Preserve. Bur Oak staff are excited to show you the oxbow, beaver dam, sedge meadow, and blooming cactus at this preserve. There will be four tours, a bioblitz, and on Saturday, the 15th is an open house for you to explore using our guided tour map. The preserve is about 25 miles east of Iowa City. Registration is required for the tours and bioblitz. If you are registering a group of people email ashlee@buroaklandtrust.org. For walking tours, be prepared to walk a couple of miles, bring your own water and snacks, and please pack out whatever you bring in. There will be restrooms available. This preserve is only accessible by permission and is not open to the public. We are inviting you to enjoy the beauty of the preserve this weekend with friends and family!

TICKETS Selected during registration

Accessible tour on 6/14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Free (1 Attendee)

Bur Oak Executive Director, Jason Taylor, will lead you on a tour of Corriell Nature Preserve. This tour will be done mostly in a vehicle for those who cannot easily hike the preserve. There will be stops along the way to look at native plants.

Limited Number of Tickets

Evening tour 6/14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Free (1 Attendee)

A special tour of Corriell Nature Preserve with the sun setting at 8:42 p.m. Jason Taylor will lead you by foot, showing you many special natural features native to Iowa.

Limited Number of Tickets

Bioblitz on 6/15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Free (1 Attendee)

A Bioblitz is a biological inventory or census. Help us get a count of the plants, animals, and other organisms that live at Corriell Nature Preserve. You will use an app called iNaturalist. Instructions will be sent before the event.

Walking tour on 6/16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Free (1 Attendee)

Bur Oak Land Trust's Land Steward, Sarah Lawinger, will lead you on a tour of the preserve showcasing the blooming cactus.

Limited Number of Tickets

Walking tour on 6/16 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Free (1 Attendee)

Bur Oak Land Trust's Communications & Program Director, Meredith Roemerman, will lead you on a tour of the preserve showcasing blooming cactus.