Catch the Best Show in Iowa this Spring in a Local Young Forest

March 8, 2018 11:31 AM

Perhaps the greatest reward for living in a place with four well-defined seasons is the marked return of spring. It’s now that the long, motionless days of winter are, seemingly overnight, replaced with the sights and sounds of species whose likeness we haven’t seen for months. While the site of a chickadee or deer on a cold winter day is a welcome reminder that we’re not in it alone, we are reminded that we’ve made it through another winter when flocks of geese, bound for the Arctic Ocean, grace the skies on the second warm day of March or robins flock to our yards and sing their melodious songs at day break. Another season is behind us and rapid changes are in the air.....

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Author(s): 

Adam Janke Assistant Professor

Adam Janke is the statewide Wildlife Extension Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Adam is a trained wildlife biologist, having received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in wildlife conservation and ecology from three land-grant schools in the Midwest.  He is also certified ...