Welcome

February 11, 2015

“providing a peaceful retreat for visitors where natural, scenic and historical resources come togetherto create a living classroom to explore, learn, and foster an appreciation for our natural world.”

Grant supports garden improvements

October 17, 2014

The Dickinson County Conservation Board received a $6,200 grant from the Dickinson County Endowment Fund to expand the native gardens outside the nature center’s Butterfly House within Kenue Park in Okoboji. This grant funding will be used toward three specific additions in and around the existing gardens. “The goal of…

152 species found during Bird-A-Thon

May 23, 2014

The Dickinson County Conservation Board’s Spring Bird-A-Thon was a success. Local birders Lee Schoenewe and Ed Thelen scoured the area on a partly cloudy Wednesday, May 14, for as many species of birds as they could find. From 5 a.m.-7:30 p.m., in temperatures from 36-65 degrees, the pair spotted 152…

Community relations coordinator begins work

March 4, 2014

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…

Dickinson Co. Conservation gets award for Technology Outreach!

October 4, 2013

Over the past weekend Dickinson County received a special recognition for its outstanding Technology Outreach in 2013, awarded by the Iowa Association of County Conservation Boards (I.A.C.C.B.) . This include the wildly popular new Dickinson County Conservation Board website, Okoboji Osprey Live Web Camera, new emailing system through Mailchimp and…

Cream of Pheasant, Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup

November 29, 2012

Cream of Pheasant, Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup by Barbara Tagami 2                PHEASANT BREAST MEAT 1/2 TSP       SALT 1/2 TSP       GARLIC POWDER OR 1 CLOVE FRESH GARLIC –SLICED 2 TSP          CHICKEN BOULLION OR 2 CANS CHICKEN BROTH BLACK PEPPER to taste COMBINE INGREDIENTS IN A POT AND ADD ENOUGH…

Slow-cooked Canada Goose Vegetable Stew

November 29, 2012

As promised, I bring you the first of many Barbara Tagami Wild Edibles recipes. We hope you enjoy it! (Wild game jambalaya recipe) We would love to hear your thoughts on the recipe, your comments after tasting it, or even your own recipes – if you’re willing to share. Just…

Cooking Your Wild Game

November 27, 2012

I thoroughly enjoy cooking and feeding people! It is always fun to serve up wild edibles and invite people to experience tasting something uniquely wild and delicious! The recipes are of my own creation and the Dickinson County Nature Center is the setting. Great ambiance, wonderful fellowship, interesting food and…

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