BEAUTIFYING THE IOWA LANDSCAPE – ONE ROADKILL AT A TIME

BEAUTIFYING THE IOWA LANDSCAPE  –  ONE ROADKILL AT A TIME

Jul 24, 2017

  Smelly and disgusting, the scene was anything but pretty. No one would argue that the highway cleanup crew was facing a nasty job. But in spite of sweltering summer heat, foul odor, and grisly conditions; the crew was enthusiastically engaged in the task at hand. It was a dirty job, and they were doing it. In this particular case, the cleanup crew did not...

Summer Velvet

Summer Velvet

Jul 15, 2017

  For Iowa deer hunters, it’s never too early to start thinking of fall. I was reminded of this fact this morning when, just after sunrise, I spotted a group containing four mature, bachelor bucks. Standing in an open grassland, the deer were a sight to behold. The antlers on three of the bucks had already extended well beyond the width of their ears....

Tasty & Nutritious — Summer’s Wild Edibles Are Worth Fighting For

Tasty & Nutritious — Summer’s Wild Edibles Are Worth Fighting For

Jul 1, 2017

      The best things are always worth fighting for. For the past several days, I’ve been fighting. Fighting with deer, fighting with robins, fighting with catbirds. We’re fighting every day. Fighting at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Perhaps competing is a better term. My – or maybe I should now say our — favorite stands of wild mulberries...