Story County Conservation’s Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IRVM) department invites prairie enthusiasts to assist in gathering prairie seed at one of Story County’s hidden gems.

Public seed harvests are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 24, and Thursday, Oct. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Doolittle Prairie. Participants will meet at the prairie entrance (14249 560th Ave.) south of Story City. The seed harvests are weather-dependent; registration is requested.

No experience is necessary; IRVM staff will show you where, how and what species of seeds to collect. Sturdy shoes, socks, long pants, insect repellent, hat, gloves and a water bottle are recommended.

For more information about this or to register, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday) or email us at conservation@storycounty.com.