Zearing, Wildlife Center, Butterfies in Winter

 

Today's show picked up on stories from last week.  Martin Herr, mayor of Zearing, told us about the history and development of the small town next to Dakins Lake -- a story of civic pride and unique history.  Following a phenology on crickets with Pat SchlarbaumMarlene Ehresman, director of the Iowa Wildlife Center, came in to tell us about the present work and future plans of the center, which is building a facility called Wild Way on 75 acres just south of Ledges State Park on land obtained through Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. Our nature centered program ended with Donald Lewis, ISU extension etymologist telling us the ways butterflies survive, or migrate away from, Iowa winter.
   

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Originally broadcast 08/28/2019
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