A Day of Birdwatching in Rural Southwest Iowa by Phyllis Davis This is part two and follows on from Birding in Iowa part one… …I head through the Loess Bluffs and down into the river valley of the Missouri to continue my Birdwatching in Iowa… Forney’s Lake State Wildlife Management Area is my next destination. There…Read More
For most bird watching enthusiast, keeping an eye out for a rare sighting is of great importance. Seeing an Atlantic Puffin is just such an occasion. Rare Bird For Any Bird Watcher: The Atlantic Puffin Seeing an Atlantic Puffin is a birdwatcher’s “golden egg” as they are an extremely rare bird. If you are building…Read More
In 2015, paper artist Cristian Marianciuc started a 1,000-day goal to create a new paper crane each day. The extravagant designs included layers of multi-color paper, detailed cuts to imitate feathers, and often gilded elements added onto the wings. After his self-imposed challenge Marianciuc has given himself more time to work on each design, allowing cranes…Read More
Shutterstock Spending time in forests , hiking in mountains, and time being outside can lead to significant health benefits. Studies have shown that walking in the wild can improve blood pressure, lift mental health issues, and reduce cancer probability. So seek some time “forest-bathing” to improve your health. Many people spend workdays indoors under…Read More
The Bermuda Petrel is the national seabird of the island of Bermuda. Only about 250 remain and the Bermudans are currently implementing massive conservational efforts to help the species survive. The Bermuda Petrel is a nocturnal, ground-nesting seabird; the young Petrel stays at sea for about five years before it comes back to land to…Read More
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