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Iowa Nature Notes: Your LINC to the Outdoors

Iowa Nature Notes: Your LINC to the Outdoors

Author: Iowa County Conservation

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Welcome to Iowa Nature Notes: Your LINC to the Outdoors podcast! Brought to you by the staff of Lake Iowa Nature Center (LINC) and Iowa County Conservation. Each month we will highlight different flora, fauna, natural phenomena, as well as activities and events around Iowa County Iowa. For more information on events and activities at LINC visit our website at
20 Episodes
Join Iowa County Conservation staff for a new series in the Iowa Nature Notes podcast, call Outdoor Skills Lab. In this series we will cover a wide rage of topics about how you can get started doing new outdoor activities. In this episode we discuss how to get started with hiking.
In this episode Chris Cecilia and Mary talk about current changes at Lake Iowa Park in the campground.
In this episode Mary ans Cecilia talk about ways to make you holiday a little more green!
In this episode Mary and Cecilia talk about a recent workshop they attended, and why these work trainings are important to stay relevant and current for their jobs.
In this episode Mary and Cecilia talk about the importance of planting fall native nectar plants
Join Mary, Cecilia, and Chris to learn about how they got into their conservation field, as well as tips and advice if you would like to go that path with your career!
Today we discuss Mary's recent vacation to Mexico, where she visited two Monarch butterfly sanctuaries.
In this episode Mary, Ceci and Chris discuss their favorite birds & birding moments as well as New Years Resolutions for a fitter you.
In the months episode Chris, Mary, and Cecilia talk about what Iowa animals do during the winter.
In this episode Mary, Ceci, Shelley, & Chris talk about what they like about Fall time.
In this episode Mary, Ceci & Chris talk about Halloween themed "Unhuggable" animals- Snakes, spiders & bats. Then they discuss what scares them in the woods.
In this episode of Iowa Nature Notes Mary and new Ranger/Naturalist Cecilia Hagen talk about Monarchs!
In this episode Mary and Emma talk about the Nurture's Fireworks including Bio-luminescence, Fireflies, Constellations / Planets, and lightning.
In today's episode Chris, Emma & Mary talk about the "riot of colors" that are Iowa's prairies in the summer.
In this episode Chris answers Naturalist Inter Emma's questions about honeybees.
Today Mary; the Naturalist interviews Chris; the Director about what it takes to make maple syrup in your own backyard.
In this months episode Chris; Executive Director, Mary; Naturalist & Phil; Ranger/Conservation Tech discuss Iowa's only predatory cat with breeding populations: the Bobcat! To learn more about Iowa County Conservation Board and Lake Iowa Park visit
In this episode our guest Luke talks with us about owls. To learn more about the owls and resources mentioned in the podcast check out the following links: (To request a podcast topic or to ask a question contact us at Silent Spring by Rachel Carson- Great Horned Owl- Barred Owl- Barn Owl- Screech Owl- Great Gray Owl- Snowy Owl- Cornell Lab of Ornithology- Iowa City Bird Club- Iowa Raptor Project- Photo Courtesy of Iowa DNR-
In this episode of the Iowa Nature Notes Podcast: Your LINC to the Outdoors Chris and Mary chat about the Winter Solstice. They also highlight some of the upcoming programs at the Lake Iowa Nature Center; if you would like to register for a program email Mary at To learn more about Lake Iowa Park or any of the 13 other properties managed by Iowa County Conservation visit
Chris (Executive Director) and Mary (Naturalist) of Iowa County Conservation take a moment to talk a little bit about a big bird that epitomizes the fall season for many of us. Brought to you from Lake Iowa Nature Center (LINC) in Lake Iowa Park near Williamsburg, IA.
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Austin Smith

Thank you for bringing up Harriers! I had seen an unfamiliar raptor on my property and couldn't figure it out. It was definitely a female Northern Harrier watching my pasture and the surrounding corn field.

Nov 20th
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