Pelicans – in Iowa?

American Lily

Corn or beef are probably what comes to mind when you think of Iowa, right?  But wildlife?  Not so much.  Well, that was the pleasant surprise I got during our stay in Amana, Iowa.  But allow me to digress for a moment… Our only stay in Iowa was at the town of Amana, to learn about the colony that was settled here by Germans […]

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Dauphin Island is for the birds!

Map of Dauphin Island Alabama

I know what you must be thinking – I just completed four months of gawking at birds while we were in Florida, and here I am talking about birds again.  Lucky for me, we arrived at Dauphin Island, AL where neotropical migratory birds make their first landfall at the beginning of the spring season.  Migration begins in March and peaks in […]

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