Ada Hayden

We started our program with a phenology report and finch songs in honor of the pair of house finches that built their nest atop the speaker outside the door of KHOI. Then Erv Klaas told us about the origins of Ada Hayden Heritage Park and ongoing efforts to maintain and enhance it. These include the Reflections blog and the Friends of Ada Hayden Facebook Page . Erv also told us about the park's namesake, Ada Hayden, whose 1908 PhD was the first granted to a woman by Iowa State College. Konrad Kramer, Executive Director of the Whiterock Conservancy in Coon Rapids enhanced Erv's descriptions of the efforts underway to restore the remnant of an oak savanna at Ada Hayden Park by describing an old growth oak savanna at the Whiterock Conservancy. Maureen Seamonds told us about upcoming classes offered by Legacy Learning in Webster City with a description of the cabins available on the Boone River at Briggs Woods just south of Webster City. The program included a reprise of a couple of songs by performers at The Rhubarb Sessions held last week.

Originally broadcast 05/18/2016
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