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Free pollinator activity book download

Download the free Pollinator Paradise activity book, full of free games, facts and coloring pages. You can find even more fun with our free Okoboji Osprey activity book as well!

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Incomplete metamorphosis — what is that??

The majestic monarch goes through four stages in its life cycle — egg, caterpillar (larva), chrysalis (pupa) and adult butterfly. Insects that go through four stages have what is called complete metamorphosis. (Read about the monarch’s life cycle here) However, not all insects go through all four stages in their life cycle; some only go…

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Want to delve deeper into kayaking? Advanced course offered

You’re out kayaking when you encounter an emergency situation. Someone has flipped his kayak and is in distress. How do you help him? Learning how to do an open water rescue will be part of the advanced Kickstart Your Kayak course 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7. American Canoe Association certified instructor Mark Foss, in…