Posts Tagged ‘fall’

Fall bird migration through Iowa isn’t rushed

Photo of a hooded merganser duck

Sabine’s gulls are an Arctic species that typically migrate along the coasts or at sea, but one was spotted in Dickinson County in September. During the Sept. 30 Birdwatchers Anonymous birding trek, Lee Schoenewe and his group of birders found this rare species at a marsh just west of Little Swan Lake, which was quite…

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Nature Tots continues this fall

Photo of a girl petting a snake

From Icky Animals to Nature’s Blessings, this fall’s Nature Tots programs at the Dickinson County Nature Center will be full of fun. “Nature Tots for the next couple of months will be related to the upcoming seasons and holidays,” said environmental education coordinator Bryanna Kuhlman. The program for ages 2-5 is held the second Wednesday…

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A stroll through Judd Wildlife Area

Photo of a prairie overlook in the fall

At the end of summer, Snapchat had a feed where users from Iowa could post videos to share with the rest of the world. My husband and I took our dog on a walk through the Dickinson County Conservation Board’s Judd Wildlife Area south of Milford, and we took a short video of us walking…

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Hike the Wild, Art & Nature are coming up!

Photo of people hiking on a hill

  Burnt amber, succulent plum, deep mahogany — the vibrant tones of fall leaves jump off the trees. Join the Dickinson County Conservation Board in enjoying the colorful view at Fort Defiance State Park during the next Hike the Wild. Meet at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, and…

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A stroll through Kenue Park

Photo of Westport Schoolhouse with a red tint

The scent of fall is in the air. To me the scent of fall means dry leaves, wood smoke and a hint of chill to the air. Take a breath and it awakens the spirit. My eyes open wider and search for the beautiful change of colors. My lungs take in the sweet aroma. On…

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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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Turkey Time!

It is about that time when we start thinking about this great American bird, the turkey. It was proposed by Ben Franklin to be our national symbol and almost was hunted to extinction here in American. It is now a world wide celebrity. This handsome fellow will be on display and be used in programs…

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