The Battle of the Meadowlarks

Eastern meadowlark by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region is marked with CC PDM 1.0

The Western Meadowlark and the Eastern Meadowlark look very similar but in Dickinson County, the Eastern Meadowlark is more common. As a very amateur birder, it’s very hard for me to tell the difference between the Eastern and Western Meadowlarks. Even looking at The Cornell Lab All About Birds pages on ID Infor for both Read More »

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Conservationists from Iowa: John F. Lacey

While we don’t have an animal ambassador named after John Lacey, he was still an important conservation figure who hailed from Iowa. Lacey was born in 1841 in West Virginia. It wasn’t until 1855 his family moved to Iowa. They settled on the Des Moines River near Oskaloosa, IA. Here he worked on the family Read More »

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