Breakfast Nature Club

fullsizerenderLearn the secret life of Iowa’s wildlife during this monthly class at Nahant Marsh. Each month we will explore the characteristics and adaptations of a group of local flora and fauna.

A continental breakfast with coffee, juice, and tea is included in the fee. Feel free to bring your own coffee mug or travel container. Participants are encouraged to join in a “coffee talk” after and share stories of wildlife encounters and anything nature related.

Upcoming topics:

  • January 6- Surviving the Chill
  • February 3- Winter Tree ID
  • March 3- Papermaking*
  • April 7- Water Testing
  • May 5- Sand Prairies
  • June 2- Edible and Medicinal Plants
  • July 7- Mighty Mississippi Mussels: Mussels play an important role in river ecosystems, such as filtering water. In the Quad Cities, there are three species of federally endangered mussel species in danger of extinction. When the construction of the I-74 bridge posed a threat to these and other mussels species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) started an effort to save these animals. Betsy Bainbridge, Biologist with the USFWS, will discuss the project which included moving 140,000 mussels between Bettendorf and Moline.
  • August 4- Pinning Insects*
  • September 1- Natural Dyes*
  • October 6- Native American Hunters
  • November 3- Small Mammals
  • December 1- Skull Study

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*These programs will last approx. 90 minutes and have an additional $5 material fee.

Click here for a PDF of all Breakfast Nature Club topics and Third Saturday Adult Programs in 2017.

Dates 1/6, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5, 6/2, 7/7, 8/4, 9/1, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Adult Non-Member$10.00
Adult Member $5.00
Location Nahant Marsh
4220 Wapello Ave.
Davenport IA 52802
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Nahant Marsh

LogoThe mission of Nahant Marsh Education Center is to protect, enhance, and restore the Marsh through education, research, and conservation. Our vision is to foster wonder, appreciation, and stewardship of the natural world.


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Nahant Marsh

4220 Wapello Ave.
Davenport, IA 52802