Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
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AUG. 16, 2022
Whether you're traversing the flat lands of central Iowa or scaling the bluffs in the northeast corner of the state, these essentials will help get you from the trailhead to trail's end.
AUG. 4, 2022
You've likely encountered thousands of them in your life, crawling on leaves or windowsills, hiding underneath logs or creeping up trees. They're typically thought of as spindly spiders, but this—along with many other commonly held beliefs about the species—is nothing more than an urban legend.
It's a marvelous day to visit an Iowa park. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and flowers are blooming. Wouldn't it be nice to take back some of those flowers, as a way to remember this remarkable visit? As nice as it might sound, doing so is illegal.
JUL. 28, 2022
Please join INHF in welcoming Stacie Couvillon, Sydney Hunter, Patrick McNaughton, and Erica Place! Each brings valuable expertise to both newly-created and already existing positions.
JUL. 27, 2022
Researchers and homeowners are seeing fewer and fewer distinctive orange wings make their hallmark annual migration. As of last Thursday, the monarch butterfly joined the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) red list as an endangered species.
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Photo: Sylvan Runkel State Preserve by Nathan Houck