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Will these winter storms affect birds that have come north?

We had a call yesterday that someone found a dead robin. Talking to a local birder, a friend of his found a group of eastern phoebes that had all died. The birds that stay in Iowa through the winter are adapted at finding food, but those that migrate and come back to find spring storm…

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Honeybees are not native bees, surprised?

“I think a lot of people will be surprised to hear honeybees are not native to North or South America; we brought them here for honey production and to pollinate some of our plant species.” (Six ways honeybees differ from native bees) Bryanna Kuhlman, environmental education coordinator for the Dickinson County Conservation Board, will talk…

Osprey Diaries: Home sweet new home

“On the road again. I can’t wait to get on the road again.” The song kept rolling through my head as I sat in beautiful South America, watching the waves roll on the Atlantic Ocean. My wings were just itching to start flying the 4,000 miles that would take me back to my beloved breeding…

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