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Fall in Iowa by Michelle Richards Antunez

Fall in Iowa by Michelle Richards Antunez

Cool things you should know about bald eagles from the Iowa DNR

An eagle can fly 35 to 44 miles per hour solo, or about 30 mph carrying a freshly caught meal. It can dive at speeds reaching 100 mph.

Cool things you should know about crayfish | Iowa DNR

Catching crayfish at the cabin is one of the best things to do over a long holiday weekend. Makes for a great snack over a bonfire too.

Learning how to identify common wildlife tracks, like these raccoon prints | Iowa DNR

Learning how to identify common wildlife tracks, like these raccoon prints

11 Extinct Animals You Didn’t Know Were Iowan: Saber-tooth tiger and giant ground sloth | Iowa DNR

11 Extinct Animals You Didn’t Know Were Iowan: Saber-tooth tiger and giant ground sloth

Snowy owls are an occasional winter visitor to Iowa. We tend to see snowy owls here when lemming populations – the snowy owl’s favorite dinner item – crash on the tundra. That sends snowy owls south in search of food, like mice and other small mammals. This year, sightings have been mostly in the northern third of the state.  : Rogers Photography, Hancock County

If you give a hoot about owls in Iowa, here are some cool facts you should know.

Iowa’s Land Before Time: Prehistoric Life Still Around Today | Iowa DNR

Iowa’s Land Before Time: Prehistoric Life Still Around Today

Turtles enjoying an Iowa summer by Lisa Lawler

Turtles enjoying an Iowa summer by Lisa Lawler

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