Osprey Watching @ QSP
Quarry Springs has had 2-3 nests of Osprey consistently since 2016. They arrive in April and usually stay until fall when they fly south for the winter. They are amazing at catching fish and are very fun to watch.
Iowa DNR info: https://www.iowadnr.gov/Conservation/Iowas-Wildlife/Osprey
West Des Moines DNR Camera: https://www.iowadnr.gov/Conservation/Iowas-Wildlife/Osprey-Cam
Check out our interactive map for Osprey nests (yellow pins) that have been erected at the park. The nest at the park entrance sign has been occupied since the park opened in 2016.