Audubon County Advocate Journal

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Shelby County Conservation Boards’ Swans & S’mores will be held Saturday, Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. at Prairie Rose State Park. The program will be held inside the shop. The second program will be on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. at Nishna Bend Recreation Area. They will meet inside of the nature center. The public is encourage to attend one or both of these free programs to learn about Trumpeter Swans, their biology, and restoration efforts. Attendees will be allowed to feel the live swan. Following the program there will be a chance to make some S’mores. This swan will be arriving from the Maryland Zoo on Friday. On Monday it will be going to its winter home along with a swan from the Bronx Zoo. In the spring both of these swans will be released in Southwest Iowa. You also can have a chance to see the Bronx Zoo swan at Lake Anita State Park on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. Please meet near the park office for this program.