ESTHERVILLE, Iowa — The Hike the Wild series will culminate Oct. 22, with a trek through Fort Defiance State Park, Estherville.

Attendees are asked to meet at 10 a.m. at the Dickinson County Nature Center, Okoboji, to caravan to the state park for an approximately 2-mile hike that will last about an hour.

Bryanna Kuhlman, environmental education coordinator with the Dickinson County Conservation Board, will talk about wildlife in the park and the many different kinds of trees, including hawthorn, plum, locust and many species of oak.

The Hike the Wild program is free and appropriate for a wide variety of ages, but participants should wear outdoor clothing and be prepared for wet conditions.

This will be the final hike in the Hike the Wild series before going on a hiatus for 2020.

For more information on Dickinson County Conservation Board programs, visit or call (712) 336-6352. You can also keep up on the latest happenings on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.