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Hike the Wild continues this fall

September 15, 2017
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Photo of a forested stream

The next Hike the Wild programs with the Dickinson County Conservation Board take people to sites outside of the county. “It’s just good to explore new places,” said environmental education coordinator Bryanna Kuhlman. Experience Fort Defiance State Park in the fall during the next hike Tuesday, Sept. 26. Meet at 9:30 a.m. ...

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Take a walk through Jahn Wildlife Area

May 31, 2017
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Photo of the Little Sioux River

I laced up my new gray and teal hiking boots, hoping to start breaking them in on my first trek to the Jahn Wildlife Area just south of Lake Park. Although the Dickinson County Conservation Board maintains the area in an agreement with the engineer’s office, I have only been to ...

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Introducing Pioneer Park Nature Preserve

May 12, 2017
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Photo of Milford Creek

Blue flag iris, dickcissels, monarch butterflies — the Pioneer Park Nature Preserve will be a haven for flora, fauna and outdoorsmen in Dickinson County. The Dickinson County Conservation Board will tour its newest area, located just south of Milford along Highway 71, during its next Hike the Wild program Tuesday, May ...

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Celebrating the days getting longer

December 1, 2016
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Making yin yangs in the snow Burning a yule log, a yule log cake, yule log ornaments on our Christmas trees — but do we really even know where the yule log tradition came from? Naturalist Charles Vigdal will explain to all those who attend the Winter Solstice Hike 3 p.m. Thursday, ...

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Make your own trail mix

November 22, 2016
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Photo of trail mix in a cup

After the Turkey Trot hike tomorrow, participants will get to make their own trail mix to take home, with some items inspired by what turkeys eat. Trail mix is a wonderful treat on the go, and it usually has pretty healthy items in it, however, it’s hard to get something that ...

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Turkey Trot goes through Kenue Park

November 10, 2016
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Photo of a sign that says turkey and pine cone turkeys

The sounds of Thanksgiving — the laughter of family members, the sizzle of delicious items on the stove, the gobble of turkeys. The gobble of turkeys? Maybe most families aren’t hearing this fall sound, their turkeys sitting a little more silently in the kitchen, but if you come to the Dickinson County ...

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A diamond in Dickinson County

October 13, 2016
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Photo of a yellow-flowered prairie area

“I never knew this place existed!” Dickinson County naturalists Mary Petersen and Charles Vigdal hear this comment during almost every Hike the Wild program, which takes people to public areas throughout the county. They expect to hear this again as the next program takes people to Diamond Lake Tuesday, Oct. 25. “It ...

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Hike the Wild visits Little Sioux Savanna, Gull Point State Park, Abbie Gardner Cabin and more!

May 12, 2016
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Photo of a dock jutting into the water

The Little Sioux Savanna doesn’t draw awe-inspired gasps from the parking lot, but walk a few hundred feet onto the property and the landscape opens up to smile-inducing beauty. Each month Dickinson County Conservation’s Hike the Wild program takes people to little-traversed public gems throughout the county, like the Little Sioux ...

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Surviving an Iowa winter — Winter Survival Hike Dec. 23

December 11, 2015
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Photo of naturalist leading a hike through the snow

You can find north with just a stick and two rocks. Naturalist Charles Vigdal will teach you how during the Winter Survival Hike the Wild 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Kenue Park in Okoboji. The final Hike the Wild program for 2015 will get people into the park just outside the ...

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A stroll through Judd Wildlife Area

October 28, 2015
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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 ...

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