Flying Tigers

Flying Tigers

Feb 18, 2014

It’s no secret that most Iowans have had enough of winter snow — have had enough of winter cold.  But spring is on its way.  For one resident bird species, the season has already arrived.  From the remote reaches of Iowa forestlands to tiny farm grove woodlots, female great horned owls are already sitting on their nests; patiently warming this...

Winter Marsh

Winter Marsh

Feb 13, 2014

k   It’s mid-February and the North Iowa landscape remains in lockdown.  Although today’s skies are clear and sunny, morning temperatures have failed to rise above a finger numbing ten degrees below zero.  But the wind is down and, once we’ve dressed in proper attire, it seems a perfect day to explore local wetlands. Once we arrive, the winter...