News from the Naturalist

How Do Iowa Animals Survive the Cold?

posted 2/6/24

How do big blizzards and freezes affect Iowa wildlife? Cold weather is natural, and animals have found many ways to adapt!

2024 Conservation Summer Jobs

posted 1/22/24

The Tama County Conservation Board is currently hiring seasonal staff for Summer 2024! If you are interested in stepping into the world of conservation and environmental education, now is your chance!

Hedgehog Creature Feature

posted 1/10/24

Have you met educational hedgehog Olive? Say "hello" to her at the Nature Center during your next trip to Otter Creek Lake & Park!

Which Iowa Winter Animal are You?

posted 12/18/23

Iowa animals have found plenty of ways to survive our harsh winters. How do you compare? Read about animal adaptations and take a short quiz to discover which winter animal you are!

5 Easy Ways to Help Birds in Tama County

posted 11/27/23

Did you know that birds eat billions of insects each year, help remove roadkill, pollinate crops, and reduce mouse and rat populations? Winter can be a trying time for our local birds, and they need our support now more than ever!

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