Falcons, Ospreys and Ames Midnight Madness

This program features the great birds of Iowa: raptors. KHOI wildlife reporter Pat Schlarbaum reports on the fledgling Peregine Falcon that got stranded at the base of the Iowa State Capital in Des Moines. The wild young falcon was raised under the dome of the capital but ended up needing assistance from the DNR and Capital maintenance staff.

Schlarbaum also reports on the current project to re-introduce Ospreys to Iowa. The ospreys are taken from the wild in Minnesota with the help of ELite Power Company, whose poles are the nesting site of choice for ospreys.

KHOI reporter Abigail Lee offers a field report on the Midnight Madness Run in Ames.

Originally broadcast 07/14/2014
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