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In Dickinson County, we have habitat for six different kinds of mice. Each mouse has something a little bit different about them but to survive in the same place, there must be something they have in common right? The five mice native to Dickinson County are the Meadow Jumping Mouse, the Northern Grasshopper Mouse, the Read More »

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zebra swallowtail

American wigeon (Anas americana) This dabbling duck migrates through Iowa. It is known for its whistle-like call and its short, stumpy bill that allows it to pluck vegetation to eat with ease. Blue-winged teal (Anas discors) Blue-winged teal are the second most abundant duck in America, behind the mallard. Common mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) This salamander Read More »

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plains pocket gopher

Iowa is full of adorable mammals, so many that’s its hard to choose which are the cutest, but the state also has so uggos. Our environmental education coordinator likes to call these mammals non-charismatic, because ugly tends to turn people off. Although perhaps not the most attractive, the following mammals do still have a important Read More »

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