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Two Osprey chicks are hatched!

June 3, 2013
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We currently have two little baby ospreys up on the nest. The first chick was reported as hatching on Saturday morning (June 1st) at about 5:15am and the second baby osprey hatched earlier today, Monday June 3rd. We are very excited. Continue to watch the nest to see them feeding ...

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Camera back up but low on power and osprey update

May 29, 2013
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We have been having difficulties keeping the camera online. The camera system is powered by solar energy, because of the location,  and is equipped with a battery pack that will keep a charge for some time in-case of cloudy and low light days. Since this camera system is new and ...

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Disc Golf Course in Okoboji moving forward!

May 23, 2013
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The new professional Disc Golf course in Okoboji, Iowa is moving forward! Professional disc golf course designer and nationally known Mr. Chuck Kennedy is here with his team, in Okoboji marking the off the holes to the course. We are excited to have a new professional grade disc golf course ...

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Falconry with Dr. Ross Dirks Tuesday night (May 21st) at 6PM

May 20, 2013
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Tuesday Evening Science Lecture; “Falconry”   Tuesday, May 21st at 6pm Join us at the Nature Center for an informative presentation by our very own, local falconer Dr. Ross Dirks. Come see his bird and learn about this fascinating sport. All ages welcome and it is free to the public.

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Kayaking a Wetland Tour 2013 summer schedule

May 18, 2013
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Kayaking a Wetland Tour June 7th – Jemerson Slough with Tim Waltz, IDNR June 14th – Center Lake with Derek Namamy, Urban Conservationist June 21st – Pearl Lake, Minnesota June 28th – Anglers Bay, Big Spirit Lake with Mike Hawkins, IDNR July 12th – East/West Hottes Lake with John Wills, Clean Water Allaince July 19th…

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Osprey camera operational again – Update!

May 7, 2013
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We have restored the osprey camera’s video feed again. Sorry for the interruption. We still don’t full understand why it quit working. The birds are up on the nest and liking the beautiful weather. Enjoy! Update: 5/7/13 3:43pm central- The camera is back up again(again)! We had a software problem with the ...

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Community Drumming program to celebrate Spring!

May 3, 2013
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Wednesday May 8th, 7pm to 9pm at the Dickinson County Nature Center   Practiced by many diverse cultures of the world, drumming is a vehicle for healing, expanding consciousness and community building. Join us with special guest Avis Davis leading this community drumming. Free to the public and all ages welcome! Bring your ...

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Wings and Wetlands Weekend 2013 Schedule May 9th and 11th

May 2, 2013
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Wings and Wetlands Weekend 2013 Schedule of Events in Dickinson County THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013 “TRUMPETER SWAN RESTORATION PROJECT” – Presented by the Naturalists 6 PM at the Nature Center Join us at the Nature Center to see a live Trumpeter Swan and hear the Naturalists talk about the swans successful reintroduction to Iowa! SATURDAY,…

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Soil and Water Conservation Week

April 25, 2013
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Soil and Water Conservation Week April 29th thru May 4th The Dickinson County Soil and Water Conservation District is teaming up with the Dickinson County Conservation Board to bring you programs to inform you about the importance of our water and what you can do to protect it. Schedule of Events Tuesday, April 30th ...

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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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