November 27, 2020
Swiss Valley Nature Preserve
13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068
The Great Swiss Gnome Hunt
Friday, November 27, 2020
Every year Swiss Valley staff report sightings of tiny men in red hats hiding out in nooks and crannies along the trails of the preserve. Gnomes are known to be highly skilled wood workers and deeply care for nature may be why they are found here.
Its been long said that garden gnomes are nocturnal creatures being timid and afraid of humans. They freeze during the day in hopes that no one can see them, much like rabbits do. Or perhaps they keep moseying around, its hard to say. You'll have to come and discover for yourself.
Keep a safe physical distance of six feet or more from all gnomes, as well as other humans who are not a part of your group.
Don’t get discouraged if you can’t find every gnome in each setting. After all, they might scamper around and are try to hide from you!
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Dubuque County Conservation Board. #optoutside