Hot Toddy and I headed to Prairie City this morning to go for a hike at the Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge. There was only one problem - they were burning the prairie.
So we spent some time exploring the learning center. After learning about the prairie we went on a half mile nature walk at the only trail that was open.
After our brief walk we headed into town and got some ice cream at Goldie's Ice Cream Shoppe to fill our stomachs before the drive back to Des Moines.
It wasn't exactly the hike we were looking for, but it wasn't too bad. It was really cool to see a prairie burn in action.