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It’s all free — summer programming for kids

kiley : May 19, 2017 10:46 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
There’s a big world outside of our TV, computer and phone screens, and the Dickinson County Nature Center plans to show kids just how much fun it is. Summer programming for Nature Explorers and Young Naturalists is focusing on outdoor recreation this summer. From fishing to disc golf to geocaching, youth ...
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Introducing Pioneer Park Nature Preserve

kiley : May 12, 2017 9:10 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Blue flag iris, dickcissels, monarch butterflies — the Pioneer Park Nature Preserve will be a haven for flora, fauna and outdoorsmen in Dickinson County. The Dickinson County Conservation Board will tour its newest area, located just south of Milford along Highway 71, during its next Hike the Wild program Tuesday, May ...
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Kickstart Those Kayaks

kiley : May 5, 2017 11:40 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
You’re out on the lake, and there’s no sounds of motors; all you hear is the lap of small waves, the chatter of nearby birds and the plunk of a turtle diving back down into the water. Sometimes it’s hard to think of such peace and solitude on the larger lakes ...
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From warblers to Roosevelt, Wings & Wetlands Weekend is packed full

kiley : April 28, 2017 9:01 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Scarlet tanager, photo by leppyone Two male scarlet tanagers, ablaze in fiery red feathers, flitted about in front of a group of birders during a Warbler Walk for Wings & Wetlands Weekend. “The gasps and oohs and aahs were just unbelievable,” said Ed Thelen, who helps lead the Warbler Walk for Dickinson ...
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Learn from birding pros with Birding on the Green

kiley : April 21, 2017 9:20 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile
The “oo-eek, oo-eek” of a female wood duck. The “wha-wha-wha” of a white-breasted nuthatch. The “tee-yee” courtship call of an American goldfinch. Listen hard and you may hear all of these and more during the Birding of the Green program 7 a.m. Monday, May 1, at Brooks National Golf Club in ...
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Learn about America’s great birder

kiley : April 14, 2017 11:37 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information
John James Audubon actually had no role in the organization that bears his name — the Audubon Society. However, George Bird Grinnell was tutored by Audubon’s widow, Lucy Audubon, and when Grinnell worked to put together an organization protecting birds and their habitats, he decided that the Audubon name would be ...
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