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Dr. Adam Janke
August 10, 2017 12:00 AM

The title to this article is the answer to a question I get often.

Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats

Dr. Adam Janke
July 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Most wildlife biologists and hunters, like me, admittedly have less of a mainstream attitude toward weeds. Those of us who spend fall mornings behind bird dogs or summer days glassing butterflies look upon field edges and odd areas in a different light...

Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats

Dr. Adam Janke
May 4, 2017 2:40 PM

We can learn about our land in a variety of ways. Local history books report on the native cultures that hunted, gathered, farmed and traded there. General Land Office surveys from the 19th century record the locations of natural features and early settlements.

Forestry, Planning and Planting, Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats

Dr. Adam Janke
March 13, 2017 4:33 PM

Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time to get the planter ready and to start watching the fields for the right conditions to return after a long winter. But for many Iowa landowners, spring time means more than just planting season, it’s prescribed fire season....

Forestry, Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats

Dr. Adam Janke
March 8, 2017 12:00 AM

As USDA’s flagship voluntary conservation program, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) provides incentives to producers who utilize conservation practices on environmentally- sensitive lands.

Wildlife, Iowa's Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats, Wildlife Conservation

Dr. Adam Janke
January 5, 2017 12:00 AM

We had just turned the corner around a nice oak woodlot outside my hometown in northern Indiana, home on a visit for Christmas, when I saw a familiar sight; the prints of a covey of northern bobwhites in the snow.

Wildlife, Iowa's Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats, Wildlife Conservation

Dr. Adam Janke
November 7, 2016 3:54 PM

Brightly-colored leafs, harvest and the busy labors of squirrels burying nuts for the long winter ahead are iconic images of fall in Iowa.

Forestry, Wildlife, Iowa's Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats

Dr. Adam Janke
September 2, 2016 3:13 PM

For those living in rural Iowa, the sight of a brood of young gamebirds, like Hungarian partridge, bobwhite quail or ring-necked pheasant, is probably a common and welcome sight on morning drives down dusty roads.

Wildlife, Iowa's Wildlife

Dr. Adam Janke
July 17, 2016 2:29 PM

Perhaps no wild birds captivate the imagination of rural Midwesterners as much as the bobwhite quail and ring-necked pheasant. Both species wield an iconic call – the “bob-WHITE” whistle of male bobwhites and the conspicuous crowing of the rooster pheasant.

Wildlife, Iowa's Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation

Dr. Adam Janke
May 25, 2016 2:20 PM

On these cool spring days, it’s easy to forget the approaching hot, humid days in store for Iowans this summer.

Wildlife, Iowa's Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats

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