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Iris at Quigley-Slattery Heritage Prairie, Buchanan County

Jessica Rilling

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  • Winter Workday at Perkins Prairie (Jefferson)

    JAN. 20, 2022

    Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) will host a winter work day at Perkins Prairie on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers will remove unwanted brush and non-native plants from the prairie and are welcome to stay and hike after the event.

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  • Investing in the Outdoors

    JAN. 13, 2022

    Golden-hued prairies, shimmering silver lakes and wilding trails are supposed to be an escape from everyday worries, not an investment opportunity. However — especially in Iowa — they have the potential to be both.

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  • Cemetery Secrets

    JAN. 13, 2022

    As Halloween approaches, old cemeteries become haunts for fictional zombies, vampires and werewolves. They may be frightful by night, but during the day the remnant prairies, oak savannas and other native habitats found around the gravestones serve as living history.

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  • New dawn for night fliers

    DEC. 20, 2021

    INHF is partnering with private and public partners to protect habitat for Iowa's endangered and threatened bat species. These nocturnal fliers are an essential part of Iowa's ecosystem and have become an increased focus of INHF's stewardship work in recent years.

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  • Hundred-acre jewel

    DEC. 20, 2021

    Nearly eight years after Robert McCarthy's passing, INHF is partnering with Dubuque County Conservation to bring his vision for his land to life.

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