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Photo of a bat covered in pollen

Pollinator populations are dwindling worldwide

The pollinator world goes far beyond bees and butterflies to include mammals, birds and even reptiles. Learn about a variety of worldwide pollinators during the next program in the Pollinator Spring Lecture Series 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. “We’re going to take a trip around the world…

Tissue paper snow painting

When you live in northwest Iowa, you’re going to have snow during the winter. There might not be snow all the time; there might not be deep snow; but you’re going to have snow. This is a fun craft to do because it starts out using snow, but you don’t have to try to preserve…

10 animal courtship behaviors

1. Prairie voles Prairie voles are almost the epitome of a happy, healthy animal relationship. The creatures, about the size of a hamster, only live one-two years, but they are monogamous during that time. Once they meet a member of the opposite sex, pheromones help them to ready for mating. After mating, they show love…

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