The Horseshoe Bend tubing hill is not yet open for the season. There are still not the right conditions at Horseshoe Bend to operate the tube hill and tow rope. We’re sorry for any inconvenience and will post when conditions allow us to open!

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Share your nature collection with nature center visitors

Insects from around the world, antique steel traps, items found on the bottom of West Lake Okoboji — local residents have been able to show off some of their amazing nature-related collections at the Dickinson County Nature Center. (Read about a high schooler’s insect collection.) For the past four years, the Henry & Norma Meyer…

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Test your monarch knowledge

Find out if you are a monarch scholar, monarch intellectual, monarch student or monarch newbie with this quiz!

More than 160 snowy owl sightings in Iowa so far this winter

“There’s a snowy owl along Highway 71, just north of Spirit Lake.” The caller on the phone had an excited lilt to her voice, the joy of seeing a snowy owl in Iowa. It seems that plenty of people have gotten to experience the excitement of seeing the largest owl, by weight, in North America.…