Tackling the tasks of a conservation officer requires vigilance in the training room. See what it takes to ensure officers get home safely.
By Mindy Kralicek
Photos by Clay Smith and Mindy Kralicek
Follow a central Iowa angler’s quest to catch every species of gamefish in one year.
By Karen Grimes — Photos by Zach Percival
High temperatures and little rain drove more Iowans to water sources last year, leading to near-record drownings. Learn seven tips to avoid a watery demise.
Story and photo by Brian Button
Saving The Sands
Once on the edge of destruction, Big Sand Mound Nature Preserve is an example of what humans can save when they value it.
By Mindy Kralicek — Photos by Eric Osmundson and Mindy Kralicek
The Coral Reefs Of Johnson County
Raging floodwaters in 1993 damaged homes and destroyed businesses across the state. But in Johnson County, it carved out a little gem.
By Charles C. Monson — Photos by Charles and Jessica Monson
Are sunrises more spectacular than sunsets, and do robins lay eggs all at once, or one a day?
Go that extra mile for a healthier lifestyle and save some money at the pump. Harvest the rain to save money on utility bills, reduce demand on municipal water supplies and hydrate those thirsty plants for free.
Reach, throw, row and go to save a drowning person. A mosquito repellent that drives cats crazy. Is it a snake or lizard?
Lost In Iowa
Cast away on a period keelboat—a replica of the vessel Discovery that hauled Meriwether Lewis and William Clark up the Missouri in their epic exploration. Better yet, do it during the annual Lewis and Clark Festival.
Heed these 10 tips to avoid top tree killers.
Turn a common, abundant yard pest into a tasty side dish. Blow your taste buds away with pickled panfish.
Flora & Fauna
Meet this insect that is believed to be a spider
and rumored to be the most venomous creature
on earth, yet isn’t on either account.
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