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Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County

Daniel Ruf

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Turin Prairie, Monona County

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Cedar Valley Nature Trail

Nathan Houck

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  • Winter Birding

    DEC. 6, 2023

    Birding is a rapidly growing outdoor pastime, and many birding events occur during winter. Learn why this is and how you can participate in birding events this winter near you.

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  • Acorn Crew: Leaves

    NOV. 22, 2023

    With mild temperatures, enjoy the last few weeks of fall by exploring leaves! Here are five easy and fun activities to do with your family or enjoy on your own using INHF's Acorn Crew as your guide.

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  • INHF Board Spotlight: David Mackaman

    NOV. 13, 2023

    This blog series highlights and acknowledges our dedicated board members. Lending their time and talents on a volunteer basis for the protection of Iowa's land, water and wildlife, INHF's 34-person board is an incredible show of dedication and expertise. In this post, get to know board member David Mackaman.

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  • Room for Everyone

    NOV. 10, 2023

    With nearly 40 different volunteers event every year, many have come to know INHF for our outdoor volunteer workdays. In this article, learn more about INHF's volunteers and volunteer opportunities beyond outdoor activities.

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