Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/category.detail/nav/5127/Outdoors Todayen-usTue, 31 May 2016 17:53:43 EDTTue, 31 May 2016 17:53:43 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssMeadowlarks love grasslandshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/602019.htmlTHE EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Sturnella magna) is a true grassland/prairie species. We typically hear them singing, and simultaneously see them, perched on the top of a fencepost overlooking grasslands.Sun, 29 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTMushroom mysterieshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/601769.htmlMUSHROOMS are very numerous. The science of studying them is one way to find factual data from observation and testing, rather than relying on old superstitions or other tall tales of mystery.Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTA hidden gemhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/601770.htmlA short drive straight north will get you in the general area of two nice little lakes. The drive will take about 35 minutes or so to reach Pine Lake State Park on the east side of Eldor.Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTMaria Canuta Lupia Martinez, 82http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/601701.htmlMaria Canuta Lupia Martinez, 82, of Tama, Iowa passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa with her loving family surrounding her. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 18, 2016, from 5:00 to 9:00 p..Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTMary Giovanna Stanglhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/601702.htmlFuneral services for Mary Giovanna Stangl, of Marshalltown, IA, were held Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Boyle officiating. Mrs. Stangl was laid to rest in Center School Cemetery.Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT