Photo credit: Nathan Houck
INHF is getting in the Thanksgiving spirit. Did you know these six facts about Wild Turkeys? Brush up on your gobbler knowledge: Continue reading
*From the Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Last year, more than 8,000 Iowa taxpayers helped boost wildlife conservation with donations to the Fish and Wildlife Fund on their tax form. This marks the fourth straight year donations to the fund have increased, a trend that Stephanie Shepherd, DNR Wildlife Diversity Biologist, hopes to continue in 2014. Continue reading
As December approaches, parents are looking for activities for their children over break. Look no further then the following camps! Continue reading
Andropogon gerardii, commonly known as big bluestem, is a flowering stalk that grows 3-7 inches tall. The tips of the flower stalk closely resembles the foot of a bird, which makes this perennial earn its other nickname, turkeyfoot. This photo was taken around the area of Stone State Park by longtime INHF member, Robert Gillespie of Sioux City.
Every Tuesday, look for a new featured trail story on our blog – part of our new “Trail Tuesday” series. This will be a way for you to learn about all the different trails we have to offer on our Iowa By Trail app. If you like what you read you can download the app and go explore! For any questions on these trails, email email@example.com.
The communications intern writes news releases and magazine articles about INHF projects, assists with special events (like our annual Hagie Heritage Award), writes blog posts, updates our website and social media, and much more. Depending on organizational needs and intern skills, he/she may also assist with public events, photography and occasional graphic design. Continue reading
Many Iowans have probably heard of the Woolly Bear (Pyrrharctia isabella) or the Woolly Worm.
If not, folklore states that the Woolly Bear can forecast the upcoming winter by the colors on its fur. The Woolly Bear has 13 ridges that can be either black or brown. The 13 ridges are to help signify the 13 weeks of winter. The longer the black markings are on either end signify that there will be a harsher winter. You can also estimate if the beginning or the end of winter would be worse. If the black is longer on the head then it will be a harsher winter the first few weeks, if on the tail then the last few weeks. Continue reading