Dickinson County Conservation Board
calendar enews
webcam
rentals

Home

Photo of a bluebird

Join the Audubon Christmas Bird Count

kiley : December 8, 2017 8:39 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Volunteers
If you love watching the birds flit to and fro from your outdoor feeders, then you can make an impact as a citizen scientist. The Dickinson County Conservation Board and local birder Lee Schoenewe are working together to gather volunteers to participate in the annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count Saturday, ...
Photo of stonework completed on construction project

Help fund family fun at Pollinator Paradise

kiley : November 17, 2017 9:13 am : Fundraising, General Information, mobile
We love pollinators at the Dickinson County Nature Center. And we want to share that love with you. That’s why the Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County is continuing to raise funds to complete the new Pollinator Paradise addition to the nature center in Okoboji. (See construction updates here.) Construction began on the $1.7 million ...
Photo of a hike through tall grass

Taste test acorn cookies during Thanksgiving hike

kiley : November 3, 2017 8:31 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile
Acorns, acorns everywhere. Kenue Park is full of acorns that have fallen from the bur oaks in the oak savanna, and squirrels get so happy to store them up for a good snack in the winter. (Read about a fun acorn craft here.) However, acorns are not only good for the squirrels. People ...
Photo of seeds

Round, tiny and fluffy — participate in citizen science seed collecting program

kiley : October 13, 2017 9:47 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Butterfly milkweed, wild bergamot and prairie dropseed seeds Like each prairie plant, each plant seed is also unique — from flat, round seeds attached to fluff in milkweed plants to long, oblong seeds from big bluestem. You can learn all about native prairie seeds and how to collect them and put that ...
Photo of a hooded merganser duck

Fall bird migration through Iowa isn’t rushed

kiley : October 5, 2017 9:25 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile
Sabine’s gull Sabine’s gulls are an Arctic species that typically migrate along the coasts or at sea, but one was spotted in Dickinson County in September. During the Sept. 30 Birdwatchers Anonymous birding trek, Lee Schoenewe and his group of birders found this rare species at a marsh just west of Little ...
Photo of an art quilt with blue background

Cartographics and quilts: Shelley Cords-Swanson’s unique art is on display October-December

kiley : September 29, 2017 8:52 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile
When Shelley Cords-Swanson was engaged to be married, she thought she should get a sewing machine and learn how to use it to hem pants, patch garments and other such duties. “I got the idea one day to see if I could make a quilt,” the Odin, MN, resident said. So she ...
« Page 1, 2, 3 ... 48, »

Click here to see older articles.