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Become a certified Wildlife Guardian

Photo of an ornate box turtle

Do you and your kids love animals? Then the next Family Nature Night Friday, Nov. 22, at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji is for you. The nature center will feature six stations with live animals at which families can learn about and see a live animal, including a hedgehog, amphibians, turtles, snakes, a…

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Five facts you probably didn’t know about painted turtles

Photo of a painted turtle

Annie and Jeff loved the Dickinson County Nature Center. But they’re not visitors. They don’t even work here. Actually, they live here! That’s because, even though they have human-like names, Annie and Jeff are the nature center’s painted turtles (Chrysemys picta.) Everyone loves checking out our painted turtles, so here are some fun facts about…

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7 things Teddy the ornate box turtle wants you to know about him

Photo of a box turtle

When kids who have been to the nature center before return, many of them beeline to see Teddy the ornate box turtle. (Teddy has some lessons for us to learn in this video.) But how much do you really know about the ornate box turtle (terrapene ornata ornata)? Long live Teddy. Ornate box turtles have an…

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