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Des Moines, Iowa

17-year cicadas swarm parts of Iowa

Jester Park, 12130 NW 128th St., Granger, Iowa

Acoustic Ecology

2248 125th Street, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360 (Okoboji)

All Ability Cycles

220 E Lincoln Way, Jefferson, Iowa 50129

Althea Sherman Tower

28112 215th Street, Garnavillo, Iowa 52049

Archery and bowfishing

Hardenbrooks Cafeteria, Des Moines, Iowa 50317

Ashton Observatory

8717 West 122nd Street North, Mingo, Iowa 50168

Barefoot running

Wyth Road, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613 (Waterloo & Iowa City)

Barred Owl Trail | Trail in a Minute

County Road W68, Strawberry Point, Iowa 52076 (Backbone State Park)

Bellevue State Park | Iowa By Air

Bellevue State Park, Bellevue, Iowa 52031

Big Creek State Park, Polk County, Iowa

Big Creek Lake State Park, 8550 NW 142nd Ave, Madrid, Iowa 50156 (Madison)

Big Sand Mound

Muscatine, Iowa 52761

Bixby Ice Cave Trail | Trail in a Minute

Fortune Avenue, Edgewood, Iowa 52042

Black Hawk State Park | Trail-in-a-Minute

224 S State Road, Lake View, Iowa 51450

Boy Scouts Winter Survival Training

Armory, Osborn Dr, Ames, Iowa 50012

BRR Bike Ride, Perry, Iowa

2315 1st Avenue, Perry, Iowa 50220

Buck Christensen Photographer (Council Bluffs)

South Shore Drive, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501 (Lake Manawa State Park)

Building & Hiking Iowa's Trails

429 Ave, Bellevue, Iowa 52031 (Bellevue State Park)

Camp Courageous

Camp Courageous, 12007 190th St, Monticello, Iowa 52310

Casting Away Disabilities

12194 Honey Creek Pl, Moravia, IA 52571 (Honey Creek State Park)

Cedar Cliff Trail | Trail-in-a-Minute

Kepler Drive, Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314 (Cedar Falls)

Charles City Whitewater Park, Iowa

Court Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616

Chronic Wasting Disease

Harpers Ferry, Iowa

Color the Wind Kite Festival

1005 North Shore Drive, Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

Cordova Park | Iowa by Air

Cordova Park Observation Tower, Otley, Iowa 50214 (Cordova Park)

Creek Walking at Ledges State Park | Trail-in-a-Minute

255th Street, Madrid, Iowa 50156 (Ledges State Park)

Cross Country or Nordic Skiing

Fox Run Trail, Granger, Iowa 50109

Dancehall Cave | Trail-in-a-Minute

10970 98th Street, Maquoketa, Iowa 52060 (Maquoketa Caves State Park)

Decorah Eagle Nest

Siewers Spring Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101

Decorah Eagle Nest: UPDATE

Siewers Spring Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101

Decorah Eagle Update, Decorah, Iowa

Siewers Spring Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101

Decorah Mountain Biking Trails

Ice Cave Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101

Devonian Fossil Gorge

4103 Prairie Du Chien Rd NE, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 (Coralville)

Devonian Fossil Gorge | Iowa by Air

Devonian Fossil Gorge, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 (Coralville)

Disc Golf in Iowa

Walnut Ridge Disc Golf Course, 7202 Eagle Crest Dr, Johnston, Iowa 50131

DNR Law Enforcement

Big Creek Beach, 8550 NW 142nd St, Madrid, Iowa 50156 (Big Creek Lake)

Dog Sledding, Great Western Trail, Warren County, Iowa

Great Western Trail, Warren County, Iowa

Doolittle Prairie Walk

14284 560th Avenue, Story City, Iowa 50248

Driftless Area Flyathon

766 Donahue Road, Harpers Ferry, Iowa 52146

Eagles of Decorah Viewing Event

Siewers Spring Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101

Edible Outdoors (Louisa County)

13882 I Avenue, Wapello, Iowa 52653

Equine Assisted Therapy

1957 Meadowlark Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101

Ewing Park Flow Trail

Ewing Park, Des Moines, Iowa 50320

Fireflies in Iowa

Fairfield, Iowa

Fish tanks at the DNR Building

3036 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50317

Fly tying at the Fair

3036 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50317

Fort Dodge Regional Trail | Trail-in-a-Minute

9th Street Southwest, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

Forts & Fires

F.W. Kent Park, Oxford, Iowa 52322 (Tiffon)

Four-Mile Creek | Adopt a Stream

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Scream Park, 4051 Dean Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50317 (Pleasant Hill)

Gardening the Outdoors

Des Moines, Iowa

Geocachers hunt for hidden treasures

Honey Creek State Park, Moravia, Iowa

Gitchie Manitou State Preserve | Trail-in-a-Minute

48056 Riverside Place, Larchwood, Iowa 51241 (Langwood)

Goats on the Go

Winterset, Iowa City, Ames, Ruthven

GORUCK military style workout regimen

1418 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Gravel Road Bike Race, Iowa

2060 Jewel Drive, Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr, Des Moines, Iowa 50316

Hartman Reserve Nature Center | Trail-in-a-Minute

623 Reserve Drive, Waterloo, Iowa 50701 (Cedar Falls)

Hitchcock Nature Center

Fox Run Ridge Trail, Honey Creek, Iowa 51542

Honey Creek Resort

Rathbun Lakeshore Grille, 12633 Resort Dr, Moravia, Iowa 52571 (Honey Creek State Park)

Horseback Camping

Hill Road, Fayette, Iowa 52142

Horseshoe Bluff Trail | Trail-in-a-Minute

Horseshoe Bluff Nature Trail, Dubuque, Iowa 52003

Hot Air Ballooning Over Iowa

15335 Jewell St, Indianola, Iowa 50125

Ice Harvesting Demonstration

389 Lansing Harpers Road, Lansing, Iowa 52151

Ice scuba diving

Okoboji, Iowa

Iceboating on Clear Lake, Iowa

505 North Shore Drive, Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

Iowa Statewide Community Tree Inventory

801 11th Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Iowan Hobbyist Drone Videographers

255th Street, Madrid, Iowa 50156 (Boone & Cedar Falls)

ISU's traveling Insect Zoo

4400 Ontario Street, Ames, Iowa 50014

Jester Park's Nature Playscape

Jester Park Bison, Madrid, Iowa 50156 (Granger)

Julian Dubuque Monument | Iowa by Air

Julien Dubuque Monument, Julien Dubuque Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52003

Justin Rogers Owl Photographer

1515 P Ave, Madrid, IA 50156 (Ledges State Park)

Keokuk's Bald Eagle Appreciation Days

Victory Park, Keokuk, Illinois 52632

Kiteboarding, Rathbun Lake, Iowa

Intaglio Place, Mystic, Iowa 52574 (Lake Rathbun)

Lacey-Keosauqua State Park

Park Road, Keosauqua, Iowa 52565

Lake Darling Restoration

Lake Darling Road, Brighton, Iowa 52540 (Clay)

Lake MacBride State Park

1871 Macbride Rd NE, Solon, Iowa 52333

Lake Manawa State Park | Trail-in-a-Minute

North Shore Dr, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Lake Red Rock photographer Ron Huelse

Red Rock Reservoir, Knoxville, Iowa 50138

Langwood Challenge Course

14007 H Avenue, Wapello, Iowa 52653

Learning About Birds of Prey, Iowa

Maytag Student Center, 401 Broadway St, Pella, Iowa 50219

Ledges State Park | Iowa By Air

255th Street, Madrid, Iowa 50156 (Ledges)

Lewis and Clark State Park

Lewis And Clark State Park, 21914 Park Loop, Onawa, Iowa 51040

Loess Hills State Forest | Iowa By Air

314th Street, Moorhead, Iowa 51558 (Pisgah)

Mahaska Recreation Trail | Trail-in-a-Minute

Old Highway 163, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577

Making bamboo fly fishing rods

1210 Northwest 18th Street, Ankeny, Iowa 50023

Manchester Whitewater Park

201 South Franklin Street, Manchester, Iowa 52057

Maquoketa Caves Night Photography

Maquoketa Caves State Park, 10756 98th St, Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

Maquoketa Caves State Park, Jackson County, Iowa

9688 Caves Road, Maquoketa, Iowa 52060 (Strawberry Point)

Master Gardeners' serene oasis on the Fairgrounds

Hardenbrooks Cafeteria, Des Moines, Iowa 50317

Maynard Reece: Iowa Wildlife Artist

3512 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50312

Middle River water trail

Roseman Covered Bridge, Elderberry Ave, Winterset, Iowa 50273

Mines of Spain

Monument Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52003

Mirza Kudic | Urban Photographer

602 Robert D Ray Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Mississippi Lock and Dam Fishing

24143 Hwy, Bellevue, Iowa 52031

Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, Dubuque, Iowa

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, 350 E 3rd St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Mississippi River Pool Restoration

Lansing, Iowa 52151 (Harpers Ferry)

Missouri River Paddlefish

175th Street, Whiting, Iowa 51063 (Onawa)

Motor Motor 5k Run

Galaxy Road, Elkader, Iowa 52043

Mount Lucia Trail | Trail-in-a-Minute

Wahkaw Circle, Sioux City, Iowa 51109 (Stone State Park)

Mount Trashmore

2201 C Street Southwest, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Mountain biking

Ia 141, Coon Rapids, Iowa 50058

Nahant Marsh Comeback

4220 Wapello Avenue, Davenport, Iowa 52802

National Junior High School Rodeo Finals

3109 Logan Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50317

Nature Photographer Carl Kurtz

160th Street, Saint Anthony, Iowa 50239

Nature Photographer Cindy Skeie

Browns Woods State Park, Iowa

Nature Photographer Kip Ladage

Bremer County, Iowa

New County Conservation Centers

Pony Creek Park, Pacific Junction, Iowa 51561

Night paddle

County Road D46, Duncombe, Iowa 50532 (Fort Dodge)

Nine Eagles Campground Trail | Trail-in-a-Minute

31181 Nine Eagles Rd, Davis City, Iowa 50065 (Pleasanton)

Off-Highway Vehicles

2390 220th Street, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

Okoboji classic boat rendezvous

Ferris Wheel @ Arnolds Park, Arnolds Park, Iowa 51331 (Okoboji)

Outdoor Journey for Girls, Iowa

Springbrook State Park, Guthrie Center, Iowa 50115

Outdoors photographers compete at Iowa State Fair

3493 Capitol Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50317

Paddle-in Campsites: Lake Red Rock

Red Rock Reservoir, Iowa

Paddling Iowa's rivers

2572 Village Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101 (Bluffton)

Palisades-Keplar State Park

Kepler Drive, Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314 (Cedar Rapids)

Pammel State Park, Madison County, Iowa

2508 Pammel Park Trail, Winterset, Iowa 50273

Peregrine falcons return to river cliffs

2452 Sunny View Drive, Lansing, Iowa 52151 (Marquette)

Photographer Bryan Conley

Cordova Park Observation Tower, Otley, Iowa 50214 (Cordova Park)

Photographer Derek Bailey and Country Features

1500 Harpen St, Milford, Iowa 51351 (Gull Point State Park)

Photographer Rich Herrmann

5656 145th Street Northeast, Lisbon, Iowa 52253 (Sutliff)

Pike's Peak State Park, McGregor, Iowa

Bridal Veil Trail, McGregor, Iowa 52157

Pine Lake State Park | Trail-in-a-Minute

22054 Co Hwy S56, Eldora, Iowa 50627

Power Gliders, Madison County, Iowa

2906 North 8th Avenue, Winterset, Iowa 50273

Prairie Photography Outing

56314 170th Street, Ames, Iowa 50010 (Milford)

Preperation Canyon State Park | Trail-in-a-Minute

Preparation Canyon Road, Moorhead, Iowa 51558 (Pisgah)

Project AWARE

CHANGES EACH YEAR, 2011 was Turkey & Volga

Public skateparks

1330 6th Street, Ames, Iowa 50010 (and Oskaloosa)

Raptor Banding

George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, Iowa 50321

Rebuilding the Decorah Eagle Nest

Siewers Spring Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101

Rehabilitating injured birds at SOAR

Dedham, Iowa 51440 (Carroll)

Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University

Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames, Iowa 50014

Restoring Iowa Wetlands

1228 S Cape Pt, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265

Rochester Prairie Cemetery

1173 Cemetery Road, Tipton, Iowa 52772

Rock climbing

County Road C57, Dundee, Iowa 52038 (Backbone State Park)

Rowing in Iowa

Beckwith Boat House, 1201 N. Dubuque St., Iowa City, Iowa

Saving Engeldinger Marsh

11970 Northeast 118th Avenue, Maxwell (Farrar)

Searching Iowa Waterways for Invasive Mussels

4445 Sand Road Southeast, Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Shooting Sports

Izaak Walton League, 16383 118th Ave., Indianola, IA 50125

Silo Ice Climbing, Cedar Falls, Iowa

2524 Jepsen Road, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery, Iowa

Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery, 122 252nd Ave, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360

Springtime Wildflower Photographer Tom Rosburg

16565 118th Avenue, Indianola, Iowa 50125

Stone State Park

Stone State Park Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51109

Sunset Ridge Trail | Trail-in-a-Minute

State Highway 239, Hamburg, Iowa 51640 (Waubonsie State Park)

Survivor Camp

Walnut Ridge Disc Golf Course, 7202 Eagle Crest Dr, Johnston, Iowa 50131

Taxidermy Gives Creatures New Life

2514 Victory Lane, Saint Charles, Iowa 50240

The Civilian Conservation Corp and Backbone State Park

129th Street, Dundee, Iowa 52038 (Backbone State Park)

The Iowa Storm Chasing Network

207 3rd Street Southwest, State Center, Iowa 50247

The Journey of the Hale Bridge, Wapsipinicon State Park, Iowa

Walworth Avenue, Anamosa, Iowa 52205 (Wapsipincon State Park)

The Season for Snowmobiles

Marshalltown, Iowa

Trout Run Bike Trail, Decorah, Iowa

Siewers Spring Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101

Trumpeter swans

Creston, Iowa

Turkey vultures

Clive, Iowa

Twilight Cruise

199 River Dr, Le Claire, Iowa 52753

Urban Trout Fishing, Manchester, Iowa

22693 205th Avenue, Manchester, Iowa 52057

Voyageur Canoe Paddling with Grade Schoolers

South Avenue, Sabula, Iowa 52070

Water quality successes

Des Moines, Iowa

Waterhawks Ski Team

Eagle Lake, Evansdale, Iowa 50707 (Waterloo)

Western Iowa's Loess Hills

Western Iowa's Loess Hills

Whiterock Conservancy BioBlitz (Coon Rapids)

Ia 141, Coon Rapids, Iowa 50058

Wildcat Den State Park | Trail-in-a-Minute

1886 Wildcat Den Road, Muscatine, Iowa 52761 (Durant)

Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine County, Iowa

Pine Creek Grist Mill, Muscatine, Iowa 52761 (Durant)

Wind Turbine Climbing (Greene County)

S Avenue, Dana, Iowa 50064 (Jefferson)

Winter Trout Fishing, Decorah, Iowa

Siewers Spring Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101

Youth Outdoor Skills Day

Us 61, Maquoketa, Iowa 52060, United States (Hurstville)

Zipline Adventure, Dubuque, Iowa

11764 Kennedy Road, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Teacher Resources

 

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