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Master Gardeners' serene oasis on the Fairgrounds
August 7, 2014 | 00:05:53

Master Gardeners maintain several gardens in Polk County, including the colorful and educational collection of plants and flowers in the Discovery Gar...

Archery and bowfishing
August 7, 2014 | 00:06:37

The State Fair provides an opportunity for people of all ages to try the skill sport of archery. Some Iowans are taking that skill to the water for th...

Iowa Outdoors (#403)
July 3, 2014 | 00:28:46

Discover how farmers and government are working together to benefit trout populations and water quality, learn about the 17-year cicadas, see how the ...

Water quality and Iowa's trout population
July 3, 2014 | 00:07:15

Iowa's trout population is a valuable resource. See how farmers and government are working together to improve water quality in Iowa's streams to help...

Trumpeter swans
July 3, 2014 | 00:03:04

Almost 20 years after the Iowa DNR began efforts to reintroduce the Trumpeter swan population in Iowa, the program is succeeding. It's providing econo...

17-year cicadas swarm parts of Iowa
July 3, 2014 | 00:04:40

Brood III of the periodical cicadas emerged in Iowa in 2014 after 17 years underground. The long-living insects fascinate entomologists but sometimes ...

Paddling Iowa's rivers

Come along as we explore some of Iowa's 1800 miles of river, including the scenic bluffs of the Upper Iowa River, with an Iowan who literally wrote th...

Iowa Outdoors (#402)
June 5, 2014 | 00:28:46

Visit the bluffs along the Mississippi River in northeast Iowa, where once-endangered peregrine falcons now fly freely in their native habitat, and ex...

Peregrine falcons return to river cliffs
June 5, 2014 | 00:06:10

Peregrine falcons prospered for centuries on the Mississippi River cliffs in northeast Iowa before disappearing and almost becoming extinct in the mid...

Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University
June 5, 2014 | 00:06:59

Reiman Gardens in Ames is part of Iowa State's mission to educate students in horticulture. In addition to extensive garden areas, the popular butterf...