While the Iron Giant patiently waits out winter in the garage, I’ve explored local trails on snow shoes. A recent outing was somewhere new for me, Kuehn Conservation Area. It’s located north of Earlham and is a popular spot for school field trips. The park has prairie and forest along with a nature center and places to tent camp.
I snowshoed around the prairie trail and a segment of forest that leads down to the Raccoon River. It was super quiet and I had the park to myself. Perfect!
Kuhen is part of the Iowa’s Makoke Trail. This is a series of birding locations in Central Iowa. I didn’t spot too many birds other than Blue Jays, Juncos, and Chickadees. On the northeast side of the park there is a blind available for birding. I plan on checking that out on my next visit.
There were so many tracks in the snow. Some of them unfamiliar.