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Canada Goose Made of Hearts

Canada Geese are very common around Iowa and if you have ever wondered if you could have one as a pet, now you can. Our craft of the week features our animal of the week. It allows you to have your very own Canada Goose.   Supplies: Colored paper: white, black, tan, and brown Pencil…

Canada Geese in Iowa

Geese are very common in Iowa, but did you know their full name is the Canada Goose? There isn’t a very good explanation as to why it’s called a Canada Goose but my guess is they must have a large home base in Canada. They breed in much of North America where there is water…

Easy Mouse Craft

Have you ever wanted a pet mouse? I’ve had them before and they’re very fun but I think this craft is way better. Not only is it cute, it’s way less maintenance. Here are the steps to make this cute little mouse friend.   Supplies: Tan paper Pink paper Black paper Scissors Glue Googly eyes…

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Mice of Dickinson County Iowa

In Dickinson County, we have habitat for six different kinds of mice. Each mouse has something a little bit different about them but to survive in the same place, there must be something they have in common right? The five mice native to Dickinson County are the Meadow Jumping Mouse, the Northern Grasshopper Mouse, the…

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