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Hike the Wild series begins Jan. 22

MILFORD, Iowa — Snow falling in winter, waterfowl migrating in spring, flowers blooming in summer, leaves changing colors in the fall.

Dickinson County Conservation’s Hike the Wild series will move from monthly to seasonal hikes in 2019, starting with a snowshoe hike Jan. 22. Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji, pick out the right size of snowshoes if borrowing is needed and then caravan to Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Area in Milford.

The snowshoe excursion will last about an hour and is open to all skill levels, even newcomers to the activity. The snowshoeing aspect of the hike is weather dependent, and about 6 inches of snow cover is needed. Also, snowshoe sizes are limited through the conservation board, especially kids sizes, so participants should bring their own if they own snowshoes.

If there is not enough snow the day of the excursion, the January Hike the Wild will be a regular hike. For more information on Hike the Wild and other free programs through Dickinson County Conservation, visit www.dickinsoncountyconservationboard.com or call (712) 336-6352.

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