MASON CITY — The Lime Creek Nature Center and Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board will host their annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the nature center located just north of Mason City off Highway 65.
A variety of activities will be held, including canoeing, air rifles, archery, trail tram rides, historical artifact display, reptile and amphibian presentation, bird feeder building, Smart Trail challenge, crafts, Dutch oven cooking, monarch butterfly tagging, flint/steel fire starting, free milkweeds and minnow races.
A complete schedule is available on the LCNC’s website at www.co.cerro-gordo.ia.us (Departments menu; Lime Creek Nature Center).
A lunch of grilled burgers and brats will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a prize drawing held at the end of the event at 2:30 p.m.
LCNC Naturalist Todd Von Ehwegen said the event should appeal to people of all ages.
“Our goal was to provide a wide variety of recreational activities, so there is something for everyone who attends,” he said. “People can choose specific activities that appeal to them or stay for the whole day and enjoy them all.”
There is no cost to attend the celebration but registration is required. Registration for Lime Creek Nature Center members will be accepted beginning immediately and will open for non-members beginning on Aug. 31 and ending at noon Thursday, Sept. 8. Call 641-423-5309 to register or for more information.