A picture is worth a thousand words: Photo exhibit to benefit Eastern Iowa outdoors

Bur Oak Land Trust will host a fall fundraiser that highlights the natural beauty of Iowa as 2022 draws to a close. The Golden Hour: Art for Conservation exhibit will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Lodge at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area in Iowa City.

The 23 featured images by local artists are printed on metal and capture the landscape the land trust is working to protect, and the plants and animals that live there. Guests may browse and bid on the prints in a silent auction or place an order for prints to be picked up from the Bur Oak office at a later date.

Bur Oak Land Trust strives to bring native prairies, waterways, and woodlands to those in Eastern Iowa who might not have access. Through photography, the land trust can show a greater audience the beauty and biodiversity in this part of the state.

Tickets are $50 and may be purchased online at The cost includes admission, appetizers and drinks, and live music from harpist Mara Maas. Guests will also receive a pack of photo greeting cards as a free gift.

Questions? Email for student pricing or to ask any questions about the event.

Bur Oak Land Trust, established in 1978, advances biodiversity in Eastern Iowa by protecting resilient landscapes and connecting people to nature. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit protects more than 1,000 acres of Iowa land and manages critical habitat on nearly 700 of those acres with its conservation-focused AmeriCorps program. Bur Oak encourages wellness, revitalization, and sustainability in the communities it serves. The land trust strives to make nature accessible for all with 11 properties open to the public year-round, many with maintained trails, and through educational events and guided programs.