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Snowy Owls In Iowa

Snowy Owls In Iowa

  • 12/14/2021 3:34:00 PM
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Snowy Owls breed in the open landscapes of the Arctic Tundra. During summers with abundant food (particularly lemmings), many young are produced, and the following winter, many of those young owls disperse south into the US to look for winter prey.
Harsh winter conditions being felt on some Iowa lakes

Harsh winter conditions being felt on some Iowa lakes

  • 2/26/2019 11:43:00 AM
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Spirit Lake - As more snow and bitter temperatures dominate the forecast across Iowa, the mild start of winter is a distant memory. More than two feet of snow sits on many lakes and ponds across northern Iowa with 20-24 inches of ice below all that snow. Heavy snow on top of ice blocks sunlight from reaching aquatic plants and stops them from producing oxygen.  This combination can create low oxygen conditions that may lead to fish kills.
Man thrown from snowmobile in Webster County crash

Man thrown from snowmobile in Webster County crash

  • 2/20/2019 8:02:00 AM
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LEHIGH, Iowa – Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officers responded to a snowmobile crash on Friday, February 15, 2019  at 1:45 p.m., approximately four miles south of Lehigh on the Des Moines River.
Milford man killed in snowmobile crash

Milford man killed in snowmobile crash

  • 1/8/2018 8:25:00 AM
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CLAY COUNTY, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fatal snowmobile crash that happened on January 4 around 8:00 p.m., in Clay County.
Are you ready for winter?

Are you ready for winter?

  • 12/22/2016 1:43:00 PM
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Restrictions on Manure Application on Frozen Ground started Dec. 21.
Iowa owl identification guide

Iowa owl identification guide

  • 12/5/2016 2:51:00 PM
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That tell-tale disc-shaped face tells you it’s an owl, sure – but which one? Iowa has nine different species that call our state home, whether full-time or part-time, and you can find them in a number of different habitats. Here’s what to look for.
Make Your Own Snowman Bird Feeder

Make Your Own Snowman Bird Feeder

  • 2/6/2015 5:11:00 AM
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Add bird and wildlife foods to your snowman to make this seasonal rite of passage fun and functional.
Go Calling Under the Owl Moon

Go Calling Under the Owl Moon

  • 2/3/2015 8:57:00 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.
Iowa Winter Treks and Trails to Test Those Fitness Trackers

Iowa Winter Treks and Trails to Test Those Fitness Trackers

  • 1/7/2015 8:59:00 AM
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If you’re looking for a way to put that new fitness tracker to the test and you’re sick of walking circles at the gym, take it outside and try some of these top winter trail activities in Iowa’s state parks, recreation areas and forests.