Each year, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation releases a calendar that highlights Iowa’s beautiful, natural landscapes. The 2016 calendars have arrived!
The calendar is filled with fun: 60 dates of Iowa events like RAGBRAI and the Iowa State Fair, plus lots of nature events for all ages taking place throughout Iowa. The calendar is always designed by a Robert R. Buckmaster graphic design intern. This years designer is Phong Doung, a Drake University recent graduate.
Calendars are $12 and can be purchased online. Members: Use the discount code “acornlove” for 10% off your order!
If you are one of our 7,000+ members and have given $25 or more this year, you will receive your calendar in the mail soon! Continue reading →
INHF vice president and development director Anita O’Gara and land stewardship director Erin Van Waus also attended the tours. “The neat thing about the day is that we had a variety of attendees – people who know prairie really well, those that enjoy photography and those that haven’t ever set foot on a prairie,” Van Waus said. “So it was a nice mix of attendees of all ages.” Continue reading →
Iowa’s bitterly cold temperatures the last few weeks made it hard to remember how beautiful our state truly is. Thankfully, photos like Gary’s, shot at the Wickiup Hill Natural Area in Linn County, are here to remind us.
1964 | TANZANIA A touching moment between primatologist and National Geographic grantee Jane Goodall and young chimpanzee Flint at Tanzania’s Gombe Stream Reserve. Photo by Hugo van Lawick
National Geographic is famous for captivating its readers and audience with its daring explorations, riveting stories and breathtaking photography. Last week, the organization celebrated its 125th birthday by taking us back in time to some of its most memorable moments. Continue reading →
We hope that everyone is outdoors enjoying this gorgeous Iowa winter wonderland! Most of all though, we’d love to see the wonderful photographs you take of the area’s seasonal beauty! Continue reading →
Today we’re bringing you even more reader submitted photos that help illustrate the true beauty of the season in Iowa.This beautiful autumn photo was captured by Kevin Railsback at the Indian Creek Nature Center.
“Fall color isn’t as great as it is in some other years but there’s still some great spots, you just have to look a little harder.” – Kevin Railsback
We asked and you answered! A big thank you to Matt Hauge for capturing this shot at the Whiterock Conservancy.
“I caught [this shot] recently at Whiterock Conservancy near Coon Rapids. I thought the cirrus clouds were so gorgeous that day. Cirrus clouds signal a change in weather, so they’re a perfect sign that late summer has become early fall.” – Matt Hauge