Posts Tagged ‘dickinson county’

Learn about the butterflies and moths found in Dickinson County

Photo of a monarch butterfly hanging from its chrysalis

Five families of butterflies call Dickinson County home, including 70 different species. But how much do you know about them? Naturalist Ashley Hansen will teach people about the native butterflies and moths of the Iowa Great Lakes area during the first program in the new Pollinator Education series 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the…

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Prescribed Burn Underway

Fire is an extremely important aspect in the health and diversity of a prairie. Prior to the arrival of Europeans on the American continent prairie fires occurred naturally due to lightning strikes, today though we use prescribed, controlled burns to safely maintain our native prairies. Fire rejuvenates a prairie in many ways.  Burning removes the…

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New Displays are on the Way!

Exciting changes are underway at the Nature Center! Our naturalists have been hard at work designing and producing an entirely new and exciting array of interior displays to inspire and educate our visitors as we wait for spring to arrive. On Monday these designs began the transition into reality as the walls of the Nature…

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Soupfest 2013

Here at the Nature Center, we have been working hard at putting together a calendar of exciting events that are sure to provide a much-needed distraction from the cold winds outside. Our first big event of 2013 will be happening on the 26th of January, the 9th annual Soupfest! This tradition began back in 2004;…

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Cream of Pheasant, Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup

Cream of Pheasant, Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup by Barbara Tagami 2                PHEASANT BREAST MEAT 1/2 TSP       SALT 1/2 TSP       GARLIC POWDER OR 1 CLOVE FRESH GARLIC –SLICED 2 TSP          CHICKEN BOULLION OR 2 CANS CHICKEN BROTH BLACK PEPPER to taste COMBINE INGREDIENTS IN A POT AND ADD ENOUGH WATER TO COVER THE PHEASANT…

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Slow-cooked Canada Goose Vegetable Stew

As promised, I bring you the first of many Barbara Tagami Wild Edibles recipes. We hope you enjoy it! We would love to hear your thoughts on the recipe, your comments after tasting it, or even your own recipes – if you’re willing to share. Just leave a comment at the bottom of this page,…

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Cooking Your Wild Game

I thoroughly enjoy cooking and feeding people! It is always fun to serve up wild edibles and invite people to experience tasting something uniquely wild and delicious! The recipes are of my own creation and the Dickinson County Nature Center is the setting. Great ambiance, wonderful fellowship, interesting food and a unique educational experience!  –…

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