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Fall photography contest announced

July 20, 2017
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Photograph of a downy woodpecker in a tree

Alex Miles – adult winner A broken ice trail, a downy woodpecker poking its head out of a hole, a macro shot of tree bark — these three photographs were the winners of the spring photography contest at the Dickinson County Nature Center. “There is so much in nature to be in ...

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Crayfish, shells and driftwood become beautiful in Mary Jo Daniels’ hands

June 23, 2017
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Photo of a crayfish framed

It’s not often that you see a crayfish pictured in a work of art, let alone an actual crayfish shell. Yet, Mary Jo Daniels makes it beautiful. The Spirit Lake artist is a master at taking simple objects from nature and turning them into something creative and intriguing. See her mixed media art ...

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It’s all free — summer programming for kids

May 19, 2017
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Photo of kids building shelter out of sticks

There’s a big world outside of our TV, computer and phone screens, and the Dickinson County Nature Center plans to show kids just how much fun it is. Summer programming for Nature Explorers and Young Naturalists is focusing on outdoor recreation this summer. From fishing to disc golf to geocaching, youth ...

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Barbara Tagami exhibits nature art, teaches classes

September 30, 2016
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Forager, naturalist, fisherwoman, environmental educator, eclectic nature artist. You can use a lot of words to describe Spirit Lake resident Barbara Tagami, but maybe one of the best words to use is passionate. She is passionate about the outdoors, and she will display some of that passion in her nature art ...

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Bill Lieb’s exhibit connects sculpture to nature

July 19, 2016
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Connecting with Nature Through Sculpture exhibit on display

July 8, 2016
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Photo of a sculpture model

Metal sculptures and nature might not seem to be connected, but to Spirit Lake artist Bill Lieb, they definitely are. Lieb’s new exhibit in the eARTh exhibit area at the Dickinson County Nature Center, Connecting with Nature Through Sculpture, exhibits the relationship between certain site-specific pieces he has created and the ...

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Hear David Thoreson’s gallery talk

May 18, 2016
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David Thoreson photography on display May-June

April 29, 2016
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Photo of pelicans

Explorer, photographer, sailor — David Thoreson has had adventures all around the world, but he always ends up back home. Growing up in a small town in Iowa, Thoreson learned to sail and loved the waters of the Iowa Great Lakes as a boy. Images on display May-June in the eARTh ...

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Explore Nature and Tell Your Story — David Thoreson art class

April 25, 2016
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Photo of pelicans

Explore Nature and Tell Your StoryJune 1, 20168:00 am - 3:00 pm David Thoreson will teach people how to create their own visual stories during his class 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Dickinson County Nature Center. The Explore Nature and Tell Your Story class will combine aspects of visualization, photographic composition and storytelling. Students high-school age or…

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Birds, Bugs & Wetlands exhibit opens in February

January 29, 2016
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Acrylic painting of a blue heron

As Marisa Sidles paddles her kayak, the nature around her fills her with artistic inspiration. “I get this up-close and personal view,” she said. Acrylic paintings of sloughs, found metal sculptures of insects, collages of birds — Sidles will display “Birds, Bugs and Wetlands” themed art in the eARTh exhibit area February-April ...

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