Posts Tagged ‘okoboji’

Stuck in the rut — 8 facts about whitetail deer rut

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You’ve probably heard of the rut. And if you’re a deer hunter, then you most definitely have. However, there may be some facts about rut that you’re not overly familiar with. 1. Rut is a word for deer breeding season, not just the peak. It actually means all behaviors and activities associated with breeding season…

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Can you find them all? Try our indoor/outdoor fall scavenger hunt

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The weather is chilly, but that doesn’t mean that kids hibernate. Your kids are still as active as ever, and they want something to occupy their time. You want something to occupy their time too. Why not print off our fall scavenger hunt? There are indoor and outdoor items to find, and you can add…

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Five differences between coyotes and wolves

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I still remember the first time I heard a coyote pack howl as dusk began to settle on the Iowa Great Lakes area. On a walk at Kettleson Hogsback, the sun started to set above the calm shallow lakes, and a high-pitched howl began in the distance. Another answered it. And another. And another. My…

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Bats use echolocation to find prey

Bats can see about as well as humans. However, they are nocturnal — which means they are active at night — and think about how well you can see at night. (Read about nocturnal animals in Iowa.) Without a light, can you see a mosquito? You might feel it bite you, but you sure wouldn’t…

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Register for the first Run the Bend 5K

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Lace up your running shoes and head out to the country for the first Run the Bend 5K Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Area. “We want people to experience the beauty of this county park during this fun cross country run,” said Kiley Roth, community relations coordinator for the Dickinson County Conservation…

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Run the Bend 5K – late registration

Event Phone: 712-336-6352


  • Run the Bend 5K
    November 17, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Registration will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Area, and the run will commence at 11 a.m. Participants will begin on the north side of the park by the summer camp sites and then will head off along mowed trails for a 3.1-mile run through autumn trees.

Pre-register through Nov. 3 for special pricing and to receive a special Run the Bend 5K T-shirt. After Nov. 3, the cost will increase to $20 per runner, and late registrants will also not receive a T-shirt. Registrations the day of the event will cost $20.

Read details here.

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Danielle Clouse Gast gives a new spin on the landscape

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Danielle Clouse Gast’s art gives just a twist to the Iowa Great Lakes landscapes we all know and love. She describes her landscape oil paintings as “a modern, fresh approach to the landscape we are familiar with.” See what that means in her art exhibit running October-December at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji,…

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