It’s a Lark! It’s a Crane! It’s the Big Day of Birding

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Explore southern Iowa’s Lucas County on Saturday, May 21, during the Big Day of Birding! This first-time event marries bird enthusiasts and conservationists as we count as many bird species as possible in 24 hours.

Lucas County is a popular spot for our feathered friends. The area boasts critical nesting habitat for rare species such as American woodcock, whip-poor-will and wood thrush. Plus, Stephen’s State Forest is home to a large number of woodland birds, including the vibrant warbler. 238 bird species have already been identified, and we hope to grow that number on the Big Day of Birding. Continue reading

REAP In Your Region: Sedan Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, Honey Creek State Park and more

For the next six weeks, INHF will be sharing the impact Iowa’s REAP program has in communities throughout the state. The Iowa DNR is hosting regional REAP Assemblies until Nov. 5, local meetings that allow residents to learn more about REAP and play a role in the programs policies and projects.

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Region 18

Appanoose, Lucas, Monroe, Wayne

REAP Assembly – Chariton
Oct. 15, 2015 | Open house: 6-6:30 p.m., Assembly: 6:30-8 p.m.
Pin Oak Lodge (45996 Hwy. 14 Chariton, IA 50049) Continue reading