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Paddling Iowa's rivers (#403)

Paddling Iowa's rivers (#403)

posted on July 3, 2014 at 3:58 PM

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 the book on Paddling Iowa. 09:09 Read More »
Trumpeter swans (#403)

Trumpeter swans (#403)

posted on July 3, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Almost 20 years after the Iowa DNR began efforts to reintroduce the Trumpeter swan population in Iowa, the program is succeeding. It's providing economic benefits, as well as important lessons about the environment. 03:04 Read More »
Water quality and Iowa's trout population (#403)

Water quality and Iowa's trout population (#403)

posted on July 3, 2014 at 3:51 PM

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 maintain healthy trout populations and fishing conditions. 07:15 Read More »
17-year cicadas swarm parts of Iowa (#403)

17-year cicadas swarm parts of Iowa (#403)

posted on July 3, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Brood III of the periodical cicadas emerged in Iowa in 2014 after 17 years underground. The long-living insects fascinate entomologists but sometimes annoy others, as thousands of singing male cicadas in a single tree create a loud, constant... 04:40 Read More »
Iowa Outdoors (#403) (#403)

Iowa Outdoors (#403) (#403)

posted on July 3, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Full Program: Discover how farmers and government are working together to benefit trout populations and water quality, learn about the 17-year cicadas, see how the DNR has reintroduced Trumpeter swans to Iowa, and go canoeing on the Upper Iowa River. 28:46 Read More »
Peregrine falcons return to river cliffs (#402)

Peregrine falcons return to river cliffs (#402)

posted on June 5, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Peregrine falcons prospered for centuries on the Mississippi River cliffs in northeast Iowa before disappearing and almost becoming extinct in the mid-1900s. After years of work by conservationists, the falcons inhabit the river cliffs once again. 06:10 Read More »
Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University (#402)

Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University (#402)

posted on June 5, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Reiman Gardens in Ames is part of Iowa State's mission to educate students in horticulture. In addition to extensive garden areas, the popular butterfly wing displays as many as 800 live butterflies at a time. And this year's theme connects outer... 06:59 Read More »
Emerald ash borer invades Iowa (#402)

Emerald ash borer invades Iowa (#402)

posted on June 5, 2014 at 4:56 PM

The emerald ash borer is spreading across the state of Iowa, feeding on ash trees and killing them as a result. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and various municipalities are trying to slow the invasion of the small, green insect. 04:02 Read More »
Water quality successes (#402)

Water quality successes (#402)

posted on June 5, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Farmers in Iowa are planting the seeds and adopting conservation practices that lead to cleaner water. Small communities recognize many different paths to clean water, but the key is implementing change before it's too late. 06:32 Read More »
Iowa Outdoors (#402) (#402)

Iowa Outdoors (#402) (#402)

posted on June 5, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Full Program: Visit the bluffs along the Mississippi River in northeast Iowa, where once-endangered peregrine falcons now fly freely in their native habitat, and explore the beauty of Reiman Gardens, the 17-acre horticulture garden at Iowa State University in... 28:46 Read More »
Jim Frink: Fungi photographer (#401)

Jim Frink: Fungi photographer (#401)

posted on May 2, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Jim Frink has an eye for something many people wouldn't give a second look. He's spent decades searching for, and photographing, the stunning colors, shapes, sizes and textures of hundreds of varieties of mushrooms and other fungi. 06:14 Read More »
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (#401)

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (#401)

posted on May 2, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Explore some of the exotic plants and interesting displays inside the recognizable domed conservatory, as construction continues on a series of new outdoor gardens at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. 03:45 Read More »
Tracking shovelnose sturgeon in Iowa waters (#401)

Tracking shovelnose sturgeon in Iowa waters (#401)

posted on May 2, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Data on fish migrations for spawning and overall behavior are essential to keeping a healthy population for future generations. Iowa DNR officials are monitoring the movements of an interesting fish - the shovelnose sturgeon - in some eastern Iowa... 05:57 Read More »
Iowa Outdoors (#401) (#401)

Iowa Outdoors (#401) (#401)

posted on May 1, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Full Program: Join Iowa geocachers for a high-tech game of hide-and-seek. Explore the vast variety of plants and interesting displays inside the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Go along with Iowa DNR researchers as they learn more about shovelnose... 27:43 Read More »
Geocachers hunt for hidden treasures (#401)

Geocachers hunt for hidden treasures (#401)

posted on May 1, 2014 at 5:44 PM

In just the last decade, a high-tech, outdoor activity called geocaching has grown in popularity in Iowa. It's easy for anyone to get started, and it's a great way to get out and explore your surroundings in both rural and urban areas. 06:58 Read More »
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