Posts Tagged ‘okoboji’

Dispose of household hazardous materials at the recycling center

Graphic about HHMs

Cleaners, pesticides, oil-based paints — how do you dispose of these items when you’re done with them? The Dickinson Recycling Center in Milford accepts household hazardous materials such as these and disposes of them responsibly. HHMs, or household hazardous materials, are chemicals that are reactive, flammable, corrosive or poisonous. “Basically, it’s something you’re not supposed…

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Make a coffee filter butterfly

Photo of coffee filter butterfly

It’s not any surprise that we love butterflies at the Dickinson County Nature Center. We also love butterfly crafts! This coffee filter butterfly is one that we made at the 2018 Bee & Butterfly Festival. It’s simple, but kids really love the colorful creations they can make. Plus, you can glue them to a magnet…

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Fast frog facts

Photo of northern leopard frog

Leo the northern leopard frog — named after conservationist Aldo Leopold — is always a hit with kids when he comes out during programs. That is often because he makes the programs more exciting when he escapes from the grasp of the naturalist with his squirmy, slippery body. But visitors also love to see his…

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Get glowing with the second annual Family Glow Walk

Poster about the glow walk

Glow outside with the second annual Family Glow Walk 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. “A partnership among the Bedell Family YMCA, Dickinson County Conservation Board and Pearson Lakes Art Center, the Family Glow Walk will be an evening of fun outdoors for families of all ages,” said Kiley Roth, community relations coordinator for the conservation…

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Tiger salamander fun facts

Sy the tiger salamander is huge. The Dickinson County Nature Center has two tiger salamander animal ambassadors, named Manny and Sy, and they are members of the largest land salamander species in North America. Tiger salamanders usually grow 7-13 inches long, but Sy is around 14 inches in length from head to tail. That’s one…

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Pollinator Paradise exhibit concepts released

Graphic of butterfly exhibit

The human-sized honeycomb crawler has been a hit inside Pollinator Paradise at the Dickinson County Nature Center. But this new interactive exhibit is only the beginning in the brand new addition to the Okoboji center. As fundraising continues, plans are moving forward for more children’s museum-quality exhibits that kids of all ages are sure to…

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Hike the Wild tours glacial landmarks

Photo of people hiking

In the past, Dickinson County Conservation’s glacial landmark tour has only been open to students as a field trip. However, beginning in June, naturalists will take members of the public on monthly visits to glacial landmarks during Hike the Wild. “We enjoy doing our glacial landmark tour with our students, and we thought it would…

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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! (Wild game jambalaya recipe) 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…

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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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