Join the Outdoor Alliance of Story County for a winter hike at the Ronald "Dick" Jordan Family Wildlife Area, a 175-acre nature preserve near Ames. The hike will conclude with a winter "picnic" comprised of whatever light fare hikers have brought to share.
About the Jordan Family Wildlife Area
The Jordan Family Wildlife Area encompasses 175 acres of wildlife habitat along the Skunk River just south of Ames. The property includes a diverse mix of landscapes including floodplain oak savanna, historic river meanders and oxbows, and areas planted to native grasses or undergoing restoration. The land will transfer from INHF to Story County Conservation for management in 2018. Once completed, hiking, birding, hunting and other recreation activities will be available year-round.
What to bring:
- Weather appropriate clothing and footwear
- Water bottle and/or thermos
- A light snack to share
- No experience necessary
- Trail conditions vary
Meet at the Jordan Family Wildlife Area 265th Access (56091 265th St., Ames, 50010) south of Ames off of Highway 69 / Duff Avenue. Turn east on 265th then go 1.75 miles. When you cross the bridge over the South Skunk River the access will be on your left.