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Pulling the Plug on Lake Calvin
March 22, 2018

On the south side of Iowa City there are some very extensive flat lands that run along both sides of the Iowa River and extend southward for several counties. The airport is located on these flats on one side of the river and Hills Bank on the other. 

Vanessa Invasion
March 19, 2018

Habitat is important. How many millions of acres in Iowa that once were prairie, teeming with birds, insects, and all manner of diverse life, have been converted to bland turfgrass in sprawling suburban housing developments, pocked here and there with rosebushes or vegetable gardens? 

Spark Arrestors: Useful Fire Safety Devices
March 15, 2018

Last year, following the disastrous Gatlinburg, Tennessee wildfires, I offered a blog about upgrading your neighborhood fire safety, with an emphasis on it being a year-round maintenance goal: Town and County Tips on Fire Protection. Since then, the California wine country wildfires – at least a dozen – killed at least 42 people and destroyed an estimated 8,000 homes. 

XXXV Prairie Preview a Success
March 14, 2018

Bur Oak Land Trust supporters have much to celebrate this year. For one thing, March 1 was Prairie Preview XXXV, and it was another successful one. More than 45 exhibitors shared information on all aspects of care of the land, birds, bees, butterflies, and CSA’s.