Iris at Quigley-Slattery Heritage Prairie, Buchanan County

Jessica Rilling

Blog For Tag "acorn crew"

  • Bumble Bee Watch

    JUN. 7, 2024

    Bumble bees are important pollinators of both crops and native plants. Scientists are trying to gather baseline data to learn more about how bumble bee populations and ranges are changing and are asking for your help through a community science project called Bumble Bee Watch. It's an easy way for you and your family to virtually care for these pollinators.

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  • Summer of Cicadas

    MAY. 28, 2024

    They're here! If you haven't heard already, parts of the U.S. will see an aligned emergence of the 13-year Brood XIII and the 17-year Brood XIX cicadas this summer. Cicadas are a great insect to explore further with your family since they don't bite or sting and are easy to see (and hear). Here are a few ideas to get kids interested in this year's loudest buzz.

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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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  • Join the Monarch Migration

    SEP. 15, 2023

    As fall approaches, monarchs are gearing up for their long flight south to avoid the cold winter temperatures. The monarch migration season is a great time to get outdoors with your family and explore the insect world!

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