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Nahant Marsh Education Center

Nahant Marsh is a 305-acre preserve nestled in southwest Davenport. It is part of a 513-acre wetland complex that is bordered by the Mississippi River, Interstate 280, and Highway 22.

Hours:
The Education Center is open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-Noon (extended to 3 p.m. April-October).  Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset. If the main gate is locked, trails are accessible from the front parking lot. Look for the opening in the fence near the kiosk.

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Upcoming Events

Beginning Birding

Beginning Birding

Jul 21, 2018 6:30am - 9:00am

Learn how to identify birds and their habitats with expert ornithologist Kelly McKay. Kelly lead birding tours to various areas of Nahant Marsh. Participants...

MOTH-ers Day

MOTH-ers Day

Jul 28, 2018 8:00pm - 12:00am

Celebrate National Moth Week at Nahant Marsh on Saturday, July 28. The evening will begin with a presentation on moths. Following the presentation, participants...

Breakfast Nature Club

Breakfast Nature Club

Aug 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am

Learn 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...

Beekeeping: Testing for Varroa Mites

Beekeeping: Testing for Varroa Mites

Aug 4, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

It's time for all beekeepers to start thinking about what their bees need to get them through the winter.  Join beekeepers Phil Crandall and Benjamin...

Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Aug 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am

DCIM100MEDIA Join a Naturalist for a guided hike along the trails at the Marsh....

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Hours

The Education Center is open
M-F: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

If the main gate is locked, trails are accessible from the front parking lot. Look for the opening in the fence near the kiosk.