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Badger Lake offers an easy nature stop off I-29

Badger Lake offers an easy nature stop off I-29

  • 9/11/2018 1:13:00 PM
  • View Count 683
Whiting, Iowa - Sitting not quite halfway between Sioux City and Council Bluffs with I-29 going right through it, it’s easy to think that Badger Lake Wildlife Area would be overrun with bird watchers, duck hunters, kayakers and nature lovers 24/7/365. While it does get busy when the duck migration is on, many days the only visitor is a wayward cormorant or a neighbor stopping by to wet a line.
15th Annual Prairie Chicken Day is April 7

15th Annual Prairie Chicken Day is April 7

  • 3/20/2018 12:58:00 PM
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Kellerton, Iowa - The first rhythmic and haunting cooing begins as the night sky fades and sunrise begins. The short grass prairie booming grounds prepares for a display found nowhere else in Iowa.
Fall is hawk watch time

Fall is hawk watch time

  • 10/10/2017 2:36:00 PM
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Fall is when birds of prey migrate. Attend a Hawk Watch event to see and learn about fascinating raptors!
North Raccoon Wildlife Area is building a recreation reputation

North Raccoon Wildlife Area is building a recreation reputation

  • 8/1/2017 11:44:00 AM
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The North Raccoon Wildlife Area just might be the biggest playground in Greene County. But rather than teeter-totters and swings, this playground offers excellent deer hunting, turkey, dove and rabbit hunting, river access and sandbar camping, bird watching, hiking and more.
Go south for spring break - in Iowa

Go south for spring break - in Iowa

  • 3/1/2017 3:14:00 PM
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In Keokuk—Iowa’s southernmost city—it’s always numerous degrees warmer, so cozy up with eagles, ducks and pelicans and a fancy bed in Lee County.
View raptors at the High Trestle hawk watch

View raptors at the High Trestle hawk watch

  • 10/4/2016 1:44:00 PM
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Join experts and birding novices at the family-friendly High Trestle Hawk Watch Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The hawk watch will be at the High Trestle Bridge’s main viewing platform on the west side of the bridge and the new shelter on the east side of the bridge.
How to Tell a Golden Eagle from a Bald Eagle

How to Tell a Golden Eagle from a Bald Eagle

  • 1/19/2016 5:50:00 AM
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Differentiating between a golden eagle and an immature bald eagle can be challenging. But sharp-eyed observers can tell the differences in the wings.
6 Ways to Start Off the New Year Outdoors

6 Ways to Start Off the New Year Outdoors

  • 12/29/2015 10:37:00 AM
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What better way to celebrate the new year than by getting outdoors? Here are a few ideas to get your year off to a good start!
2016 Bald Eagle Watch Events

2016 Bald Eagle Watch Events

  • 12/22/2015 6:21:00 AM
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The schedule of 2016 Bald Eagle Watch Events have been published. Plan a visit to one of the following locations for live viewing, exhibits, programs and more.
Go Calling Under the Owl Moon

Go Calling Under the Owl Moon

  • 2/3/2015 9:57:00 AM
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February’s full moon is nicknamed the owl moon, as the crisp night air is filled with the calls and hoots of mating owls. Trek into the woods with the young and young at heart to practice calling owls.
Tips for Spotting Bald Eagles this Winter

Tips for Spotting Bald Eagles this Winter

  • 1/9/2015 11:18:00 AM
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Winter is the best time in Iowa to spot a majestic bald eagle soaring overhead or swooping down to the water to catch a fish.
Best Iowa State Parks for Fall and Winter Wildlife Viewing

Best Iowa State Parks for Fall and Winter Wildlife Viewing

  • 11/14/2014 10:18:00 AM
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Cooler temperatures in Iowa don’t have to mean hibernation – if you like watching Iowa’s wildlife, there are still sights to be seen in late fall and winter! Grab the binoculars and camera and get ready for a quiet drive or crisp hike to watch birds, waterfowl, deer and turkey.