Plan Bee: Volunteer ‘citizen scientists’ needed to help count Iowa’s bees

In the face of bee population declines, local citizen scientists can help identify species in one of Iowa’s tallgrass prairies. The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to join “Plan Bee” on Saturday, August 18th at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch. Participants will assist park staff and scientists in catching, photographing, and releasing bees unharmed. […]

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New site to be examined at Effigy Mounds this summer

Effigy Mounds National Monument in northeast Iowa, home to over 200 prehistoric Indian mounds on the 2,500 acres north of Marquette, might add another mound to the map. Last summer, field work revealed a new mound in the northeast part of the park, which was established in 1949. The discovery has not been confirmed as […]

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