Spring Thaw - Iowa Wildlife Federation

Spring Thaw

Photography courtesy of Lowell Washburn, all rights reserved.

3  Mar 10, 2014


What a difference a week [or maybe a couple of days] can make!  As recently as March 10, I still needed snowshoes to navigate across much of the North Iowa landscape and wind chills were still routinely dropping into negative numbers.  And then came the Big Thaw.  Snow depths that looked [and felt] as if they should take weeks to melt, have disappeared in two days.

4  March 13, 2014


No longer exposed atop endless miles of snow cover, area pheasants must be breathing a sigh of relief.  White-tailed deer are returning to bed in CRP grasslands.  Sure would be nice to see a drier spring nesting season for 2014!


5  Survivors - Cerro Gordo 3-13-14


5  Spring thaw  3-13-14
Photos are of the dramatic change which has occurred across northern Iowa during the past couple of days.  All shots were taken just south of Clear Lake.

1  March 10, 2014

2 March 14, 2014


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