Native Plants, Iowa Arboretum, County Recorder

Leigh Searles describes how he finds indigenous plants that appear in between concrete cracks and other environments disrupted by civilization, despite all odds and explains why we should look and collect seeds from them. Searles, who is creator of the phenology calendar, describes how he improves the calendar with personal observations. Calendars can be ordered at

Mark Schneider describes the natural offerings and public events at Iowa Arboretum, being featured this month in Local Talk's Community Service Appreciation program.

Outgoing Story County Recorder Sue Vande Kamp explains what the County Recorder does, in anticipation of the election of a new Recorder this November.

Originally broadcast 10/01/2014
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