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August means busy as a bee

August 1, 2015 AUGUST is here. Maybe it is just another month on the calendar but it is an important transition time in our northern hemisphere. Long summer days are getting shorter. more »»

Sharing deer stories

July 25, 2015 Being ready for the unexpected is a trait nature photographers must prepare for. One never knows what potential image awaits the sharp eye, a good camera, good technique and good luck. more »»

Fly-fishing in Washington state

July 25, 2015 Fly-fishing is an uncommon sport on Iowa waterways, or at least central Iowa waterways. There are a few of the breed here, myself included. Most are found in the Driftless Area around Decorah. more »»

Wildlife summer sightings

July 18, 2015 Seeing COOPER’S HAWKS in a nest was a neat discovery. An avid birder told this scribe about the nest and wondered if I wanted to try to get some photographs. more »»

Tri-County Bass Club helps out Green Castle Lake

July 18, 2015 Many people like to fish for the great tasting walleye, crappie or bluegill, or the powerful catfish or pike, but a lot of people really enjoy going after the elusive bass. more »»

Sand Lake reveals one of its secrets

July 11, 2015 LARGE MOUTHED BASS are a very sought after fish. more »»

New turkeys make an appearance

July 4, 2015 WILD TURKEYS are a fairly common sight in today's world. Hikers may see them along trails. Farmers see them in pastures and open areas periodically. more »»

Kids had a blast fishing for bullheads

June 27, 2015 KIDS FISHING is a fun way to spend a day. Cooperative and hungry fish meant that there would be little if any down tim. more »»

Unique wildlife wanderings in Iowa

June 20, 2015 MOOSE are just one species of wandering wildlife that make the news in Iowa if and when they meander across this present day landscape of corn and soybeans. more »»

Snapping turtles deserve respect

June 13, 2015 COMMON SNAPPING TURTLES (Chelydra serpentina) are one of the largest fresh water turtles in the United States. more »»

Youth trap shooters enjoy their sport

June 6, 2015 Students have more sports to chose from during their elementary, middle school or high school years. For these students highlighted today, SHOOTING SPORTS is the option they chose. more »»

Small pond fishing

June 6, 2015 The landscape is quite unique in our state; from the flatlands of Western Iowa to the large hills and bluffs of Northeast Iow. more »»

The flight of the Cliff Swallows

May 30, 2015 CLIFF SWALLOWS (Petochelidon pyrrhonota) have returned. more »»

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 »»



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