Birds & Weather
Central Iowa Birds
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Doug Harr | Bird Friendly Iowa
Doug Harr is a Certified Wildlife Biologist, retired after more than 38 years with the Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources will present Bird Friendly Iowa is a brand new, statewide program with the intent to protect, restore & enhance bird habitat; reduce threats to birds; educate & engage people in birding & conservation. The first phase of this new plan is to work with cities or towns which meet certain program qualifications so each successful applicant then may be designated a "Bird Friendly Community". This presentation will show what communities must achieve in order to receive such recognition, and it encourages local city officials, civic groups, conservation organizations, garden clubs or others to work in support of their community to become a much healthier place for birds.
To be determined.
Matt and Toni Wetrich | Costa Rica
Matt and Toni Wetrich traveled to central Costa Rica this past February in hopes of seeing things they'd only seen via National Geographic, Animal Planet and Discovery Channel; they were not disappointed! Not only was the wildlife viewing like a dream, the scenery, people, food, and culture were equally intoxicating, as well. Join them and relive their adventures as they share photos, videos, and stories of their time in Costa Rica. Anything from being slapped by a monkey, to various "close encounters" on a night hike to a waterfall in the rainforest in the mountains, to candlelit yoga at a retreat, to displaying Resplendent Quetzals....and anything in between! Be warned, you will want to start planning your trip to Costa Rica afterwards!
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