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Learn about the best meteor shower of the year

kiley : July 22, 2016 9:13 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Just look up. Meteors will streak through the night sky at the beginning of August, and you can learn all about these upcoming celestial events during the next Star Trekking program 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. The August program will surround the upcoming Perseids ...
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Free field day precedes Prairie Lakes Conference

kiley : July 20, 2016 11:58 am : Environmental Education, General Information, mobile
Jared Herbert and his wife, Mary, began implementing conservation practices on their Lake Park farm in the 1990s. “It’s the right thing to do as far as conservation ethics,” Herbert said. “It eliminates erosion from wind and water. It frees up your labor. I was really getting tired working all the ...
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Landscaping that makes a difference for our lakes

kiley : July 14, 2016 2:47 pm : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
A plant that improves soil health, filters water, is drought-resistant, doesn’t need fertilizer and requires little, if any, pesticide use — sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Believe it or not, these plants do exist. They’re native plants, from milkweed and spiderwort to wild bergamot and blazing star. Come to the Dickinson County Nature ...
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We Pedal Clean Water bike ride registration open

kiley : July 14, 2016 2:33 pm : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
The We Pedal Clean Water conservation bike ride makes a move to Big Spirit Lake this year. Join the Dickinson County Conservation Board for a ride around Iowa’s largest natural lake on Saturday, Aug. 13, and stop at four locations to learn about how local people and organizations are making a ...
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Connecting with Nature Through Sculpture exhibit on display

kiley : July 8, 2016 11:40 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Metal sculptures and nature might not seem to be connected, but to Spirit Lake artist Bill Lieb, they definitely are. Lieb’s new exhibit in the eARTh exhibit area at the Dickinson County Nature Center, Connecting with Nature Through Sculpture, exhibits the relationship between certain site-specific pieces he has created and the ...
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Bird Brains unite at Family Nature Night July 11

kiley : July 1, 2016 8:36 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Baltimore orioles, ruby-throated hummingbirds, yellow-headed blackbirds — all kinds of neat species make their homes in Kenue Park, home of the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. Bird brains of all ages are invited to the next Family Nature Night 6 p.m. Monday, July 11, to learn all about our feathered ...
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