Join us and celebrate the new Mobile Wildlife Observatory in Eldora! The ribbon cutting ceremony will be followed by refreshments and wildlife viewing opportunities.
The observatory provides year-round access to the outdoors by offering shelter from the natural elements without compromising wonderful natural area views.
The 18-foot cargo trailer was modified with help from INHF volunteers. Interior seating, new flooring, dark paint and walls of carpet reduce internal noise levels and movement that could disturb the wildlife so visitors can fully appreciate the surrounding natural symphony. With three concession stand-style windows, spotting scopes and binoculars, visitors can get a close view of the natural landscape and wildlife.
The cargo trailer can be moved from place to place across the landscape, providing visitors the opportunity to experience both upland canopies and sprawling wetlands. This mobility also helps showcase the area’s different wildlife, such as active bald eagle nests and the great migration of waterfowl and shorebirds
This project is a result of a partnership between Hardin County Conservation, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) and a group of dedicated volunteers.
No RSVP required to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony. More information can be found here.
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