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Proud new parents, Ospreys have laid their first egg!

April 24, 2013
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Sometime last night, the female osprey has laid her first egg! They will be staying on the nest 24/7 now that they have eggs to protect. The male and female will share in the duties of incubating the eggs till they hatch. Here are a few pics of the eggs ...

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Earthday Events Saturday with live animal displays!

April 19, 2013
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Earth Day Schedule of Events at the Nature Center Saturday, April 20th 10am to 8pm at the Dickinson County Nature Center SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS 11:00 AM “Red-tail Hawk” with Christina Roelefs, Shelby County Naturalist.  Christina will share her knowledge about Redtail Hawks and have a live hawk for an up close and personal ...

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Okoboji Osprey Nest Camera Now Live and Osprey Program Tuesday, April 16th 6pm at the Nature Center

April 12, 2013
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The Okoboji Osprey are back! You can now watch these amazing birds raise their family from the comfort from your computer. Just like the world famous Decorah Eagle Camera you can log on to peek at our osprey nest day or night. Click Here to see the nest! The nest ...

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Okoboji Osprey Camera difficulties fixed

April 10, 2013
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You might have noticed that with the inclement the Osprey camera went down. We are still working out the problems and apologize for interrupting your viewing of the birds. The camera is now up again for you to enjoy!

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Art of Flyfishing Class postponed because of winter weather

April 9, 2013
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We are postponing our “Art of Flyfishing” class tonight Tuesday April 9th, 2013 at 6pm because of the icy conditions. We will have it next Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at 6pm at the Dickinson County Nature Center. Sorry for the inconvenience and be safe! For more information contact the Nature Center at ...

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Okoboji Ospreys are back!

April 8, 2013
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The ospreys have returned to the Nature Center! So far, we have only spotted two in the area. A male and female. Here is a picture of them fixing up their nest. You can watch them too by clicking on the “LIVE WEB CAM” on the main page in the upper ...

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Nature Center Program Correction on Tuesday, April 16th

April 4, 2013
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Tuesday Night Science – Return of the Okoboji Osprey Tuesday, April 16th at 6pm Instead of “Okoboji reads Leopold” program we will have “Return of the Okoboji Osprey” program  Tuesday, April 16th at 6pm in the Nature Center. The Osprey are back at the Nature Center! Come to our Tuesday night ...

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April Programs at the Nature Center

April 2, 2013
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Some of the Events happening at the Nature Center in April! Nature Playtime for Toddlers Tuesday, April 2nd at 10:30 am This series of programs at the Nature Center is geared for children ages 1-3, promoting sensorial activities using natural materials. Please call ahead to register: 712.336.6352 Earth Day at the Nature Center Saturday, ...

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Spring Hike this Saturday at 1pm

March 26, 2013
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Don’t forget this Saturday! Spring Easter Egg Hike led by Naturalist Charles Vigdal We will be talking about the changes that happen in Spring and we will find some Easter Eggs along the trail! For all ages! Saturday, March 30th starting at 1pm at the Nature Center Remember to dress for the weather!

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Wildlife Camera

March 21, 2013
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Enjoy our live wildlife cameras streaming in Kenue Park, located near the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji, Iowa. We will have two of our locate wildlife families showcased on this live feed, our famous Okoboji osprey family on the nest in the summer months (April to Sept) and our ...

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