About Lexi

Lexi is the Design Intern at the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.

Wordless Wednesday – Virginia Opossum

December Opossum in tree


December Opossum

Here are two different Virginia Opossums our Blufflands Program Manager, Brian Fankhauser came across and photographed while doing the annual site inspection of the Jester property in Winneshiek County. Virginia Opossums are the most common opossum species throughout the United States. 


Wordless Wednesday – Big Bluestem


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.

Wordless Wednesday – Chicken of the Woods Update

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Take a look at the development of Chicken of the Woods over a couple weeks! If you would like more information on this particular fungus, check out our previous Wordless Wednesday post here.

Photo credit: Dustin Hinrichs, Field Coordinator at Trees Forever. If you have any further questions, you may contact him at dhinrichs@treesforever.org.