Tallgrass Prairie Center

Kaufman Avenue Prairie Walk

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Dubuque, Iowa

To celebrate Spring and the importance of prairie in Iowa, the Iowa Prairie Network (IPN) with the support of the Nature Conservancy are planning a prairie walk event at The Nature Conservancy’s Kaufman Avenue Prairie Nature Preserve near Downtown Dubuque on Saturday, June 16th at 9am. 

This site contains a rare goat prairie remnant (areas that have never seen a plow) and includes historical features such as an old rock wall and lead mine shafts. Access to the site will be at the north entrance at the end of Fulton Avenue. Street parking is available but please be considerate of private residences and driveways in the area. 

Prairie and Arthropod Enthusiast, Dr. Ray Hamilton, and Kat Busse will be on site to point out some prairie flora and fauna that can only be found in this unique and harsh prairie environment. The site is rugged and restrooms and drinking water facilities are not available so please make appropriate preparations. This should be a great time to be out to see Lead Plant blooming and Porcupine Grass should be ripening which is one of the more fun and interactive prairie species. 

For more information or to sign up, check out the IPN website and calendar (www.iowaprairienetwork.org) or contact Jennifer Nieland at (641)-691-3853.