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Goldfinch named state bird 60 years ago

May 23, 2015 AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES are not hard to spot, the males that is, with its bright yellow body and black top knot on its head. more »»

That time of year

May 23, 2015 Area schools are set to close the doors on yet another school year. That means one thing, kids will have a lot of free time in the upcoming summer month. more »»

Sand prairies: Rare landscapes preserved

May 16, 2015 The MARIETTA SAND PRAIRIE PRESERVE is a unique natural area. more »»

Go fishing for the fun of it

May 9, 2015 LARGEMOUTH BASS (Micropterus salmoides) is a member of the sunfish family Centrarchidae. They are one species of 25 sunfishes, all with spiny rayed dorsal fins. more »»

Fishing at Pine Lakes

May 9, 2015 Eldora is the home of these two little lakes which are located about 30 minutes north of Marshalltow. more »»

Thrashers sing more than 1,100 songs

May 2, 2015 Today’s featured creature is another bird, just not any bird, but one that uses its skills of watching and listening to help make its living for another season successful. more »»

Forest secrets told in old deer skull

April 25, 2015 A DEER SKULL in the forest is not a new thing. Critters of all shapes and sizes live and die within the forest environment. more »»

Trout release today at Sand Lake

April 18, 2015 The public waters of Marshall County are getting a boost in fish populations during this last half of April. more »»

Green Castle is the place to be

April 4, 2015 GREEN CASTLE is coming back to life. Water has returned to the lake to fill it to normal capacity. Fish restocking schedules have been started and more will follow this year and next. more »»

Rock Creek Lake fishing

April 4, 2015 In the next few weeks I am going to take the opportunity to help everyone in the Marshalltown area of the local fishing resources that we have within a short driving tim. more »»

Taxidermist show in Marshalltown

March 28, 2015 The IOWA TAXIDERMISTS ASSOCIATION is a dedicated group of professional artists. Their specialty is how to create a lifelike mount of an animal while paying exceptional attention to detai. more »»

Springtime ducks are starting to arrive

March 21, 2015 Today’s featured creature is the big waterbird, the COMMON MERGANSER. more »»

Eagles eye the big picture

March 14, 2015 BALD EAGLES are in the news, especially at the Decorah website. Cameras keep a 24-hour watch over the pair as they brood three eggs. more »»

Spring is here!

March 14, 2015 There really is no other title that fits this week. more »»

DU Banquet March 14

March 7, 2015 DUCKS UNLIMITED is onto a good thing. Year after year they meet and greet members at a banquet to honor their members, learn about wetland projects, and raise money during a fun evening. more »»

Caution is needed

March 7, 2015 The ice fishing, sadly enough, is coming to an abrupt end. Earlier in the week temperatures were forecasted to be in the 40s and 50s for the next week or two. more »»

Winter is for the birds

February 28, 2015 WINTER IS FOR THE BIRDS is a phrase we have all heard at some point in our life. more »»

An eye for the best nature images

February 21, 2015 PHOTO CONTESTS can be fun to enter. For the Marshall County Conservation Board, the contest just completed was the 14th year for this friendly competition. more »»

A unique nature note

February 14, 2015 DEER ANTLERS are true bone, an annual outgrowth from the skulls of male cervids. All members of the family cervidae have them ... moose, caribou, elk, white-tailed deer, mule deer and black tail deer. more »»



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