OWLS Trip

O.W.L.S.

Blueberry Hill”

Thursday, July 19th

Reservations Required
Osborne Nature Center

Osborne’s Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls will be touring Blueberry Hill for the July 19th destination. This year’s theme is “Northeast Iowa Grows It Better.” O.W.L.S. are traveling around Northeast Iowa to find unique farms and businesses who are growing locally.

Blueberry Hill is nestled near Littleport, IA where Keith and Sandy Ashline have built up a beautiful blueberry farm. The Ashlines began their dream of a pick-your-own blueberry farm in 2012 and have been expanding and learning as they go. Starting with about 400 bushes they now have over 700 bushes in a wide selection of varieties. One of the few farms of its kind, Keith will tell us how he got this dream off the ground and, if the season is timed right, we hope the berries will be in full production for picking.

Make reservations by calling (563) 245-1516 or visit the Osborne Nature Center. Please meet at Osborne Park at 10:30. Buckets are provided but you may bring a lawn chair if you like for lunch.

The Osborne Center is located on Highway 13, ten miles north of Strawberry Point or five miles south of Elkader. The center is open from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday-Saturday, and Sunday noon to 4:00pm. Please call 563-245-1516 for more information or visit www.claytoncountyconservation.org.



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