With Spring around the corner, it is time to start thinking about fun ways to get out and enjoy nature. At the annual meeting of Friends of Decorah Public Library on Monday, April 24th, naturalist Larry Reis will highlight three places in Winneshiek County worth visiting early in the season – Lake Meyer Park, Malanaphy Springs State Preserve, and Ludwig Prairie Preserve. He will talk about and share photographs of the wildflowers, birds, butterflies, and bees to be found at those locations in late April and early May.
Reis graduated from Luther College with a Biology degree and earned a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Northern Iowa. As a naturalist for the Winneshiek County Conservation Board, he helps school children and adults learn about the natural resources in our area through indoor programs and outdoor field trips. He also helps other conservation staff improve natural areas by planting prairie back on the landscape and enhancing existing woodlands and wetlands to benefit flora and fauna.
The meeting is open to the public and will be held at Impact Coffee, 101 West Water Street in Decorah. Doors will open at 6:45 pm and the program will begin at 7:00 pm with appetizers provided and beverages available for purchase. Please join us!