Coverage and Plans
typically have several presentations scheduled, and here are the details.
Some of these are open to the public and some are not.
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.
Days - The Grand River Center - 500 Bell St, Dubuque
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...
of Story County - Ames Public Library
10th - 7:00pm
|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!
Audubon - Cedar Falls