Download: 2013 Fishing Forecast
Tucked away outside Burlington is a special place—Starr’s Cave Park and Preserve—where towers of limestone sandwich goat prairies, and spring hepatica dots the woodland floor.
By Gail George
DNR fisheries biologists pick their can’t-miss honey holes for top angling in 2014.
To Set Fire
Long snuffed out because its beneficial role was poorly understood, fire is returning to the Loess Hills.
Story and Photos by Mike Whye
The most destructive forest pest to ever come to North America is making its way across Iowa, threatening 65 million ash trees and many urban trees capes.
By Mindy Kralicek Photos by Clay Smith and Tivon Feeley
Cedar River Serpent
Iowa’s urban legends come to light in the form of serpents, man-eating catfish and prehistoric fish.
By Charles Monson Photos by Jessica Monson
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Turn plastic pop bottles and Iowa Outdoors magazine pages into fashion jewelry; make your next outdoor getaway memorable at Honey Creek resort; get bug-eyed at the sixth annual Day of Insects in Ames.
Discover secrets to bagging more public land gobblers; get more life out of your waders with DIY boot hangers; make your own light diffuser for great outdoor photos every time; keep your archery muscles toned for that perfect shot.
Lost in Iowa
It’s Iowa’s oldest—and quite possibly favorite—state park. From camping to swimming to rock climbing and rappeling, there’s always a devil of a good time to be had at Backbone State Park in Delaware County.
Surf the net and plant a tree; learn the basic steps to reconstruct prairie on your property, no matter the size.
Turn spring treasures into decadent herbed morel mushroom butter; Tuscan Moon Grill on Fifth dishes up big flavor in small-town Kalona.
Flora & Fauna
Feared and hated by most, this common Iowa mammal is actually quite “odorable.”
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