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Nature watch: cicada emergence

Large-scale cicada emergence, with periodical broods crawling out of the ground every 13 or 17 years, capture widespread attention when tens of thousands can mob en masse onto a single tree. But even one cicada, emerging from its shell, is fascinating in itself. Related Cicadas: Sounds of summer The process can take an hour. Cicada […]

Mountain lion killed in Iowa

Mountain lion killed in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported that a mountain lion was killed today in western Iowa. Similar to black bears, mountain lions have no legal protected status in Iowa. Related: Mountain lion killed near home where children play Read more from the Iowa DNR about today’s mountain lion killing: Today, officers with the Iowa […]