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Iowa Outdoors

Produced in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Outdoors highlights outdoor recreation, environmental issues, conservation initiatives, and Iowa's outdoor natural resources.

 

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  • Outdoors photographers compete at Iowa State Fair (#404)

    Outdoors photographers enter their favorite and best images of the year in the annual Iowa State Fair Photography Salon. It's one of the largest photography competitions of its type in the country. 05:49

  • Iowa Outdoors (#404) (#404)

    Full Program: On this edition of Iowa Outdoors, a State Fair special showcasing archery, the DNR's fly tying competition, master gardening at the fairgrounds, and the impressive work of outdoor shutter bugs at... 28:44

  • Paddling Iowa's rivers (#403)

    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

  • Trumpeter swans (#403)

    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... 03:04

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

    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... 07:15

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

    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... 04:40

  • Iowa Outdoors (#403) (#403)

    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,... 28:46

  • Peregrine falcons return to river cliffs (#402)

    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... 06:10

  • Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University (#402)

    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... 06:59

  • Emerald ash borer invades Iowa (#402)

    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... 04:02

  • Water quality successes (#402)

    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... 06:32

  • Iowa Outdoors (#402) (#402)

    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... 28:46

  • Jim Frink: Fungi photographer (#401)

    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... 06:14

  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (#401)

    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... 03:45

  • Tracking shovelnose sturgeon in Iowa waters (#401)

    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... 05:57

  • Iowa Outdoors (#401) (#401)

    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... 27:43

  • Geocachers hunt for hidden treasures (#401)

    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... 06:58

  • Iowa Outdoors | Season 4 Preview (#401)

    On this episode of Iowa Outdoors, go hunting for hidden treasures with geocachers, learn why the DNR is researching shovelnose sturgeon in eastern Iowa waterways, and explore the Greater Des Moines...

  • The Season for Snowmobiles (#306)

    Snow is a welcome sight for those who enjoy the family friendly wintertime activity of snowmobile riding. Conquering the cold landscape of Iowa has the potential to warm the local economies at... 03:44

  • Taxidermy Gives Creatures New Life (#306)

    Iowans young and old use the art of taxidermy to create trophy memories of deer, birds, fish and other animals. It’s a career, hobby and passion that requires carpentry skills and artistic talent. 05:51

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