What hiking essential is now listed but was not on the original 1930s essentials list?
In Dickinson County, you can only shoot antlered deer during first shotgun and early muzzle loader season.
The wind you feel on a boat while sailing is what?
How did the term pup tent come about?
If a kayak paddle’s blades are feathered, it means:
How many days does it take the moon to orbit around the Earth?
What is the largest planet in the solar system?
The westerlies are the prevailing winds which are caused predominately by:
What are two metals in the Earth’s core?
Please select 2 correct answers
What is the state flower of Iowa?
What river makes Iowa’s eastern border
What is Iowa’s state bird?
What is Iowa’s state rock?
Beside the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, what other river forms part of Iowa’s boundary?
Who came up with the theory of natural selection?
During his presidency, Theodore Roosevelt protected how much public land?
Who wrote and illustrated “The Birds of America” between 1827 and 1838?
What famous environmentalist is from Ames, IA?
What is a baby squirrel called?
What is the fastest animal on two legs?
What animal is the only creature that has legs but can’t walk on them?
How many times can glass be recycled?
What is a group of frogs called?
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The Dickinson County Nature Center is excited to host its first summer program of 2020 with Family Nature Night Friday, July 24. The free family program will focus on geocaching, a global phenomenon in which users can hunt for specially hidden caches with GPS-enabled devices. Staff will give a short presentation on geocaching at…Read More
After hatching from an egg, monarch caterpillars live about 10-14 days. (Read about the monarch butterfly life cycle here) However, a lot happens in that time. The larval stage of a monarch is called a caterpillar. When the caterpillar first hatches, it is 2-6 mm long. As it grows, it molts — sheds its skin…Read More
A pretty yellow butterfly that flits around from flower to flower. It’s so delicate that it barely seems like it’s real. However, the clouded sulphur butterfly (Colias philodice) is one of the most common butterflies in the state of Iowa. Let’s take a look at some of the neat facts about it: Clouded sulphurs get…Read More
Butterflies flitting to and fro — it’s the epitomy of spring and summer. Their colors are bright — yellow, orange, red. They land on bright flowers and create a perfect vision. You’ve seen butterfly craft after butterfly craft, but we want to offer yet another. All this one takes is crayons and a piece of…Read More
Black walnut trees (Juglans nigra) are probably best known for two things — their seed and their wood. Although not as commonly eaten as an English walnut, what you would find in a grocery store, black walnuts can also be eaten if harvested, processed and stored correctly. They have an especially strong nut flavor that…Read More
Bindi, the nature center’s mini rex rabbit animal ambassador, is named after Bindi Irwin, daughter of Steve Irwin. Steve Irwin grew up loving animals in his home of Australia, and his family ran the Beerwah Reptile Park — later called the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park — in Beerwah, Queensland. As an adult, he began…Read More
Bindi the bunny hardly ever sits still. The Dickinson County Nature Center animal ambassador likes to chew and play, and if you do catch her lying down she will immediately get up and bound around her enclosure. So it seemed appropriate to have a craft that also doesn’t sit still — a bobblehead bunny. To…Read More
In the east half of the state, sugar maples reign supreme. Who doesn’t like maple syrup? However, the silver maple (Acer saccharinum) is still a wonderful tree found in Dickinson County. They have actually been hybridized with red maples for a pretty, fast-growing tree (Acer freemanii). Size Silver maples grow 75-100 feet tall. It is…Read More
One of the Dickinson County Nature Center’s red-eared slider turtles is named Darling. Not because it’s a darling name — although it is — but because he is named after Iowa conservationist Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling. Jay Norwood Darling was born in 1876 in Norwood, MI, but he moved with his family to Sioux City…Read More