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I typically have several presentations scheduled, and here are the details. Some of these are open to the public and some are not.

2019/2020 Presentation Schedule
Date & Time
January 18th - Time - TBD The Return of Iowa's Bald Eagles Join Iowa author/photographer Ty Smedes for a slide presentation and lecture which will reveal many incredibly interesting discoveries about Iowa's Bald Eagles and how they go about their every-day lives in Iowa and the Midwest! See eagles eating fish while on the wing, photos which illustrate the plumage evolution of younger eagles, an eagle nest diary, eagles flying with icicles on their toes, eagles diving, catching fish, and much more. Learn how researchers track bald eagle movements, and where eagles come from that winter in Iowa. And listen to the many anecdotes about Iowa’s Bald Eagles. The presentation will also reveal many highlights of the 2nd edition printing of “The Return of Iowa’s Bald Eagles”, including updated nesting and wintering statistics, Bald Eagle rehabilitator updates, more than 70 new photos, and many exciting new action sequences. The book will be available for sale and can be signed by the author. Dubuque Eagle Days - The Grand River Center - 500 Bell St, Dubuque
February 19th - 7:00pm Winter and Wildlife While spring is a time of renewal, summer a time of plenty, and fall a season of transition, winter is a challenging time of hardship and adaptation for Midwestern wildlife. Food and shelter that was seemingly everywhere most of the year, is now in short supply as challenging winter weather often endures. Migrating southward to warmer temperatures and to find food, Canadian migrators often replace local birds that have ventured southward to the Gulf shores and beyond. Also challenged, are the predators facing snow cover - limiting their ability to find adequate prey and shelter. This presentation will discuss the many challenges faced by wintering wildlife and we will view images demonstrating their adaptability and will to survive... Outdoor Alliance of Story County - Ames Public Library

March 10th - 7:00pm


Raptors of the Midwest


While most Iowans may recognize our more common raptors, like the Red-tailed and Cooper’s Hawks, along with the Great-horned and Barred Owls, there are many other raptors that only occasionally nest in our state, along with many other species that pass through on migration. Join us for an interesting presentation where you will learn about the hawks, falcons, eagles, owls, and vultures that live in Iowa or migrate through on their way to nesting or wintering areas. We’ll discuss their physical traits as well as identifying the prey they seek, and the habitat they prefer for nesting and rearing their young. You’ll also learn tips for identifying these birds of prey, when you spot one sitting or on the wing. And of course there will be many colorful photos to help with identification!
Prairie Rapids Audubon - Cedar Falls




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