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Osprey camera affected by storm

Due to the short rainstorm this afternoon, the osprey camera tipped over and was hanging by its support brace. Rather than putting the camera back up and disturbing the mother incubating her eggs for a long period of time, it was decided to take the osprey camera down until the chicks hatch. We’re sorry for the…

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Donate to Spring Bird-A-Thon

One bird, two bird, red bird, blue bird. Local birders Ed Thelen and Lee Schoenewe are hosting a Spring Bird-A-Thon and will see how many birds they can spot one day in May. The Spring Bird-A-Thon will raise money for a proposed avian courtyard to be constructed this spring on the southwest corner of the…

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Wings and Wetlands May 10

The Dickinson County Conservation Board will participate in the annual Wings and Wetlands Weekend with two special events Saturday, May 10. Join local birder Ed Thelen 8-10 a.m. for a walk through majestic Kettleson Hogsback State Park in Spirit Lake and search for warblers and other avian creatures. Meet at the Marble Lake boat ramp…

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Move over eagles, the Okoboji osprey are back

The Okoboji osprey landed in their nest outside the Dickinson County Nature Center on Monday, April 7. The osprey usually return in April, although this year was slightly earlier than usual. This will be the fourth nesting for the banded male and wild female, who raised three successful babies last year. The babies that hatched…

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Earth Day Celebration April 18

The Dickinson County Conservation Board will host its annual Earth Day Celebration 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. All ages will enjoy the variety of events going on 4-6:30 p.m., including outdoor hikes, children’s activities and even a make-and-take spring craft. Jane Shuttleworth, education coordinator at the Iowa…

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New exhibits up and coming

From a bunch of sticks and grass. . . to a 5-by-5 foot osprey nest! This is just one of the many exhibits being created inside the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. If you haven’t been here for a while, make sure to stop by and see all the progress that is being made.…

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Closed Thursday 3-13-14

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The Dickinson County Nature Center will be closed Thursday, March 13. The conservation board is hosting the Iowa Association of Naturalists conference March 12-14 and will have in-house seminars and programs Thursday, so it will be closed to the public. We apologize for the inconvenience but hope you will come on another day when we…

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Community relations coordinator begins work

The Dickinson County Conservation Board welcomes community relations coordinator Kiley Roth. Roth will act as volunteer coordinator, office manager and will assist in environmental education. “I’m joining the conservation board at an exciting time as exhibits, programming and offerings are expanding at the nature center,” Roth said. “I am looking forward to working with volunteers,…

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