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Iowa Outdoors

Iowa Outdoors is a new series produced by Iowa Public Television in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources that highlights outdoor recreation, environmental issues, conservation initiatives, and Iowa's outdoor natural resources.

 

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  • Iowa Outdoors (#407) (#407)

    Full Program: On this autumn edition of Iowa Outdoors...explore the Middle River water trail among the covered bridges of Madison County, learn about the turkey vulture and its role in our wildlife ecosystem,... 28:46

  • Turkey vultures (#407)

    Not many people like or admire turkey vultures. But we may take for granted the role of turkey vultures in our wildlife ecosystem. 07:22

  • Rock climbing (#407)

    You may not think of Iowa as a rock climbing destination, but there are several great places in Iowa to climb and a growing community of climbers working to expand opportunities. 06:26

  • Middle River water trail (#407)

    Explore how an Iowa DNR water trail project is rejuvenating a paddling adventure underneath some of the landmark covered bridges of Madison County. 04:51

  • Mississippi River aerial photographry (#407)

    Photographer Bob Hurt captures the vivid beauty of the Upper Mississippi River Valley from a plane hundreds of feet above the watery wilderness. 04:40

  • Iowa Outdoors (#406) (#406)

    Full Program: In this edition we look back at some of our favorite adventures. Throughout our first four seasons, we've shown you some adventurous ways to explore our state. We’ll reintroduce you to a trio of... 28:46

  • Iowa Outdoors (#405) (#405)

    Full Program: From scuba diving Okoboji to the high dynamic landscapes of the Loess Hills, we venture back into the archives for our best photographic journeys. 28:45

  • Fish tanks at the DNR Building (#404)

    Each year, Iowa Department of Natural Resources staff members pull off the complicated, but carefully coordinated job of moving a variety of water species from Iowa's lakes and rivers to large fish... 03:17

  • Fly tying at the Fair (#404)

    A newer competition at the Iowa State Fair lures in anglers to test their fly tying ability and creativity. 03:12

  • Master Gardeners' serene oasis on the Fairgrounds (#404)

    Master Gardeners maintain several gardens in Polk County, including the colorful and educational collection of plants and flowers in the Discovery Garden on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The garden... 05:53

  • Archery and bowfishing (#404)

    The State Fair provides an opportunity for people of all ages to try the skill sport of archery. Some Iowans are taking that skill to the water for the unique sport of bowfishing. 06:37

  • Outdoors photographers compete at Iowa State Fair (#404)

    Outdoors photographers enter their favorite and best images of the year in the annual Iowa State Fair Photography Salon. It's one of the largest photography competitions of its type in the country. 05:49

  • Iowa Outdoors (#404) (#404)

    Full Program: On this edition of Iowa Outdoors, a State Fair special showcasing archery, the DNR's fly tying competition, master gardening at the fairgrounds, and the impressive work of outdoor shutter bugs at... 28:44

  • Paddling Iowa's rivers (#403)

    Come along as we explore some of Iowa's 1800 miles of river, including the scenic bluffs of the Upper Iowa River, with an Iowan who literally wrote the book on Paddling Iowa. 09:09

  • Trumpeter swans (#403)

    Almost 20 years after the Iowa DNR began efforts to reintroduce the Trumpeter swan population in Iowa, the program is succeeding. It's providing economic benefits, as well as important lessons... 03:04

  • Water quality and Iowa's trout population (#403)

    Iowa's trout population is a valuable resource. See how farmers and government are working together to improve water quality in Iowa's streams to help maintain healthy trout populations and fishing... 07:15

  • 17-year cicadas swarm parts of Iowa (#403)

    Brood III of the periodical cicadas emerged in Iowa in 2014 after 17 years underground. The long-living insects fascinate entomologists but sometimes annoy others, as thousands of singing male... 04:40

  • Iowa Outdoors (#403) (#403)

    Full Program: Discover how farmers and government are working together to benefit trout populations and water quality, learn about the 17-year cicadas, see how the DNR has reintroduced Trumpeter swans to Iowa,... 28:46

  • Peregrine falcons return to river cliffs (#402)

    Peregrine falcons prospered for centuries on the Mississippi River cliffs in northeast Iowa before disappearing and almost becoming extinct in the mid-1900s. After years of work by... 06:10

  • Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University (#402)

    Reiman Gardens in Ames is part of Iowa State's mission to educate students in horticulture. In addition to extensive garden areas, the popular butterfly wing displays as many as 800 live... 06:59

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