Upper Iowa Public Events

Upcoming Events

 UIAS Meeting
 Birding Opportunity
  • Saturday, 9 Mar 2024
     A Visit from Will Dilg - 2:00 pm - TJ Hunters Banquet Hall, Lansing
    event image Help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge! From 2:00-4:00, Steven Marking plays Will Dilg, father of our Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, with scenes form "Our Mighty Mississippi." Live music from John "Hawk" Stravers and Big Blue Sky from 7:00pm to close. Free admission with donations accepted. Cash bar, lunch, and dinner available for purchase. More information at uppermiss100.com.
  • Saturday, 16 Mar 2024
     Hummingbirds - 1:30 pm - Convergence Ciderworks, Decorah
    event image Join UIA and Tina Hall for an informative talk on welcoming hummingbirds to your yard. Tina, along with her husband, were the former managers of a hummingbird center in SE Arizona. Learn the interesting aspects of hummingbird biology and behavior, as well as how to welcome these fascinating birds to your feeders. All are welcome to purchase snacks or beverages from Convergence.
  • Saturday, 6 Apr 2024
     Bluebirds - 1:00 pm - Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center, La
    event image Brian Preston director of Dubuque County Conservation will present a program on Bluebirds. The program will include life history, house placement, management, and general information about Bluebirds. There will also be Bluebird house kits available.
  • Saturday, 20 Apr 2024
     Big Blue Sky Concert - 3:00 pm - Convergence Ciderworks, Decorah
    event image Celebrate Earth Day with a Big Blue Sky concert benefitting Driftless Area Bird Conservation's work to monitor cerulean warblers and red-shouldered hawks in Northeast Iowa. Big Blue Sky sings "eco folk and rock" with singer-songwriter Jon Stravers, Sophia Landis on flute and vocals, and Folko on guitar. All are welcome to purchase food and beverages from Convergence Ciderworks.
  • Monday, 29 Apr 2024
     Real Life Great Horned Owl Soap Opera - 7:00 pm - Convergence Ciderworks, Decorah
    event image Join the Friends of the Decorah Public Library during their open annual meeting to hear owl expert Karla Bloem share her experiences working with Great Horned Owls. Karla is the head of the International Owl Center in Houston MN and is the focus of a chapter in the recent book What an Owl Knows. All are welcome to purchase snacks or beverages from Convergence.
  • Sunday, 5 May 2024
     Guided Birdwalk - 7:30 am - Seed Savers Exchange, Decorah
    event image Interested persons should meet in the parking lot next to the Visitor Center. The outing will be a slow walk on trails through a variety of habitats, spring migration should be going strong at this time. Binoculars are recommended for close-up views of warblers and other migrating songbirds. Contact Bruce Ventura (906) 225-0139 for more information (phone or text).
  • Saturday, 11 May 2024
     Guided Birdwalk - 9:00 am - Yellow River State Forest, Harpers Ferry
    event image Spring bird walk through Yellow River State Forest. Mary Damm will be in attendance to help with spring floral identification. We will meet at the Walnut Wayside. Directions are as follows: From Waukon travel 13 miles south on Hwy 78 to State Forest Rd/B25 turn left, and go 3 miles to the wayside. From Lansing, take the Lansing Harpers Rd about 12 miles, turn Rt. on State Forest Rd/B25, and travel 3 1/2 miles to Walnut Wayside.