An exceptionally warm and humid September delayed the arrival of fall colors in Iowa, but the Iowa Department of Natural Resources notes that leaves will soon be turning. The week of Oct. 20 appears to be peak time for viewing fall colors in many locations, according to the DNR. More: Popular route for viewing fall […]
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Seven stunning Iowa state parks to visit...
Fall colors are at their peak for the last two weeks of October, so now is the perfect time to plan a fall foliage trip. Related: Timing for Iowa’s fall colors The Iowa Department of Natural Resources offered the following suggestions for places to visit to view fall colors: Pikes Peak State Park The northeast […]
Best places and timing to see Iowa’s fal
Autumn doesn’t officially begin until this Friday, Sept. 22, but Iowa’s fall colors are already starting to show. This year may be a good one for leaf viewers, according to Jeff Goerndt, state forester with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR.) Learn about one popular route for viewing fall colors and see more about […]
My “issue” with hoarding
I shouldn’t be ashamed to admit this. I mean, it could be worse. Some people hoard “stuff.” Others stockpile food or even guns. Every fall, my annual hoarding tradition begins when I get the rake out of the garage. The object of my obsession: leaves.
Japanese beetle watch ends in Cedar Rapi...
They’re heeere… As much as I held out hope that the Japanese beetle population had been wiped out by an unusually fortuitous twist of fate, my watch for the invasive insect ended today with the discovery of several beetles on my raspberry bushes. If you have rose bushes, grapes, hollyhock, linden trees, pin oak, willows […]