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Watch the swans on our live web camera

Two trumpeter swans and a goose on a partially frozen wetland

As waterfowl migrate through the area, many are finding the wetland in Kenue Park an enticing place to stop. You can watch the ducks, geese and swans as they go about their daily routines thanks to the Dickinson County Nature Center’s live web camera. A new, high-resolution camera was installed at the Dickinson County Nature…

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Submit your photos to our nature photography contest

Photo of two adult male wood ducks swimming

Entries for the fall 2015 photography contest poured into the Dickinson County Nature Center e-mail last August. Then it was the job of the staff to vote on their favorites, and it was harder than we would thought it would be. Eva Brown’s photo of a grassland fence drew us in with its vivid blue…

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Welcome to the bat cave

Photo of faux bats hanging from the ceiling

It all started as the Dickinson County Conservation Board staff members met about what displays needed finished up in the spring of 2015. That’s when our director said he had a dream to have a bridge in the nature center that people could cross. It seemed simple, but put a bunch of creative and excited…

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Jupiter is visible in the night sky

Photo of jupiter

It looks like a vivid star in the eastern sky, rising as the sun sets, but what you’re really seeing is the planet Jupiter on its closest approach to Earth. Jupiter reaches opposition on Tuesday, March 8, and naturalist Charles Vigdal will help you find it in the sky during the next Star Trekking program…

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Glenda Drennen exhibit opens in April

“I paint for pleasure.” You can see Glenda Drennen’s love for art overflowing in her watercolor paintings. The LeMars artist will have an exhibit April-June in the eARTh gallery inside the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji, and her paintings will focus on leaves. However, these might be leaves you haven’t seen before, because many…

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2015 program schedule announced!

Photo of the Dickinson County Nature Center

From expanded summer day camps to Art & Nature classes to Hike the Wild, 2015 is going to be a fun and educational year for the Dickinson County Conservation Board and Nature Center. Check out all the programs and special events we have to offer!

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Welcome

Photo of the Dickinson County Nature Center

“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.”

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Welcome

“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.”

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