Conservation / Wildlife

(photo by Steve Weisman) Curly-leaf pondweed blankets the shallows on this section of East Lake Okoboji. June 25, 2014

Curly-leaf pondweed more noticeable this year

By Steve Weisman The Iowa Great Lakes are home to approximately 30 native species of

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#1-Weisman-Trumbull-Lake-update June 6, 2014

Trumbull Lake on its Way Back

(A follow up to a previous story) By Steve Weisman With Trumbull Lake now nearly

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#1-Weisman-Marble-Hottes-project May 29, 2014

Update on Marble and West Hottes Lake Restoration Project

By Steve Weisman Nearly 40 area residents attended the update on the restoration

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Gary Phillips, professor at Iowa Lakes Community College, discusses life in the water with Estherville Lincoln Central 5th graders. May 19, 2014

Visiting the Iowa Lakeside Lab

By Steve Weisman When my granddaughter’s teacher approached me about helping

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Orioles should be returning any time, stopping in for a quick sweet treat. May 5, 2014

Orioles are on their way

By Steve Weisman Even though it has been a long time coming, spring is making its

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(photo by Diane McAllister) This photo of a Snowy Owl was taken by Diane McAllister when she was in British Columbia during the 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count. February 6, 2014

Get geared up for the Great Backyard Bird Count

New York, N. Y. – From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, bird watchers from more than

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zebra February 5, 2014

Preparing ourselves for Zebra Mussels

By Mike Hawkins Iowa DNR Fisheries Biologist If you haven’t already heard the

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(photo courtesy of Pheasants Forever) An example of the type of habitat work supported by Pheasants Forever. Topics like this will be part of the 2014 State Convention. December 31, 2013

Plans set for 2014 Iowa PF/QF state convention

Ankeny – The 2014 Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) State Convention

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Ducks Unlimited: making a difference at the local level

By Steve Weisman For most of the past 40 years, I have been a Ducks Unlimited (DU)

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#1-variety of birds June 5, 2013

Designing Backyards to Attract Songbirds and Butterflies

by Steve Weisman Most of my stories have been about hunting and fishing. However,

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The wild parsnip plant introduced from Eurasia is becoming increasingly common in Plymouth and Woodbury counties. The photo shows this invasive plant in mid-summer bloom.
(ISU Extension photo) May 2, 2013

Wild parsnip on the increase in Iowa

By John Hackett: The old saying is “April showers bring May flowers”.  Well,

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Officers of IGLFC include (front row) Gary Biederman, president; Laef Lundbeck; Jim Taylor, secretary; (Back Row) Ken Mead, treasurer; Orville Belken; Terry Thomsen, vice president. February 18, 2013

Preserving Our Natural Resources

By Steve Weisman Across the Hawkeye state, Iowans are proud of their lakes, rivers

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