The Dickinson County Nature Center is closed to the public for the foreseeable future, and all programs are cancelled at least through April. We will update with any changes as they occur!

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Snake pendulum

It just takes a couple of supplies you have around the house to create a new decoration for your room — a snake pendulum! You’ll need: A paper plate Crayons Scissors String Color both sides of your paper plate. Cut around and around from the edge of the paper plate to the center, from what…

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Garter snakes of Iowa

Iowa has 28 different species of snakes, including four venomous species. (Read about the venomous snakes of Iowa here.) Most people are familiar with the garter snake, a common type of non-venomous snake, which are harmless to humans. Let’s take a look at the two kinds of garter snakes that are native to Iowa: Plains…

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Dickinson County Nature Center celebrates 10th anniversary in 2020

The Dickinson County Nature Center celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. “This is such a huge milestone,” said community relations coordinator Kiley Roth. “We are so excited to celebrate a decade of environmental education and fostering an appreciation of our natural world at the Dickinson County Nature Center.” The nature center was a dream long…

Dickinson Recycling Center accepting only green waste amid COVID-19 restrictions

The Dickinson Recycling Center in Milford will only take green waste until further notice. For the safety of the community and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dickinson Recycling Center will be restricting person-to-person contact by accepting only green waste, such as grass, leaves and brush, as of Monday, April 6. No other materials will…