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Iowa Dove Count

  The results of the 2013 Mourning Dove Call Count have been released.  The annual dove report is compiled by personnel with the Iowa DNR’s Upland Game Program in cooperation with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Office of Migratory …

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Mud Hen Mayhem

Across Northern Iowa’s wetland strongholds, it’s been an excellent production year for mallards, wood ducks, and hoodeds.  And although most folks aren’t seeming to notice, Iowa coots have also enjoyed an excellent nesting season.  Coot broods are abundant, and most …

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Quick Glimpse

Sometimes a quick glimpse is all you get.  Almost stepped on this one.  But once the fawn decided to make its getaway, it put the hammer down and was gone in an instant.  

Prairie Summer

It’s late summer and the Iowa prairie is flourishing with  a dazzling array of life and color.   Although impossible for contemporary Iowans to fathom the endless, horizon to horizon prairie vistas that greeted European immigrants as they rushed westward …

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Subtle Transitions

Subtle Transitions.        It’s early August, and Iowa’s woodlands are hinting of change.  The stunning lime colored brilliance of earlier forest greenery has slowly given way to the darker, more subdued hues of late summer.  Early season berries are but …

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