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Fall 2023

Park Hidden Gems
Explore these not-so-well known covert crannies for all fun. As hot summer days yield to crisp autumn, there is no better time to get outdoors and soak it up.

Mushroom Foray
A fall feast awaits those with knowledge of edible mushrooms. Some of the most delectable fungi are found in autumn. Join a mushroom foray to learn to do so safely.
Story and Photos by Mike Whye

Tines & Traitors
When it comes to bowhunting giant Iowa whitetailed deer, the rules of engagement change come November. Come along to share in this hunter's adventure.
Story and Photos by Eyad Yehyawk

Backpacking Iowa
World traveler Jacob Nanke spent more time hiking everywhere except his home state - until now. "It was a wild realization" that we have beautiful places here, says Nanke. "I've certainly taken them for granted." He's hooked now.
Story by Jacob Nanke

Hidden Critters
Amazing life is everywhers. Come explore as this photographer records microscopic aquatic life that powers by seas and freshwaters of the watery world.
Story by Brian Button, Photos by Richard Bartley

Bird Food Cache
Find out three interesting reasons that prompt birds to fly away from feeders to carry off a tasty seed. Some birds have amazing adaptive traits to pull of mighty feats of memory.
Story by Shailee Shah

Outdoor Skills
Learn to avoid bettlemania, make lemon-fresh tents and help things cross the road.

From park passport prizes to fall color, we've got fun and adventure for you.

Lost in Iowa
Caves, bluffs, trout, scenic byways, birding and Iowa's newest duo of water trails make Jackson County a must-do for outdoor lovers.

My Backyard
Attract this amazing, flower-loving fly for aphid control and pollination.

Flora and Fauna
Hike Ledges to see mighty mosses and luxurious lichens common in the Artic.

Admiration and Legacy
See why two grade school kids donated $300 for wildlife from their lemonade stand.

Wild Cuisine
This may be one of the best eating fungi you can find. And they can be whoppers!

Notes from the Field
It was a summer of fires, spills and floodplains for DNR environmental staff.

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We strive to open the door to the beauty and uniqueness of Iowa's natural resources, inspire people to get outside and experience Iowa and to motivate outdoor-minded citizens to understand and care for our natural resources.

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