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Polk County Conservation and the Jester Park Nature Center are pleased to present, From the Earth. This art exhibition highlights the work of Ryk Weiss and Pam Dennis.

Their career has been a balance of two paths- the making of individual artworks, and interaction with the public through teaching and collaborative works. The themes they pull from the natural world give the audience a familiar way to enjoy and understand their environment. They hope to evoke a higher awareness of the rich diversity of nature through the sculptural stories they tell celebrating the life of the Midwest.

From the Earth will be on display from January 11th to April 28th during Jester Park Nature Center hours. Hours can be found at For additional information, please contact Missy Smith at 323-5317.

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The Jester Park Nature Center is now home to two new education ambassadors! Both raptors come to us from Saving Our Avian Resources (SOAR) in Dedham, Iowa.  Our adult female Great Horned Owl was found injured in Des Moines. She has a fractured humerus, near the elbow joint w ...