Rebecca Christoffel

ISU Extension Wildlife

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Birders around Iowa are being treated to a rare treat this year, an inundation of Snowy Owls from the tundra! However, movement of the birds into Iowa isn't a treat for them.

By: Rebecca Christoffel and Willy Klein

Warm spring weather brings out many critters, including some that homeowners may not like to see in their yards — snakes. While there is no 100-percent effective snake deterrent, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has tips on making a home landscape as “snake-free” as possible.

By: Rebecca Christoffel and Christopher Weishaar

Spring is in the air, which also brings nesting time for Iowa’s songbirds. While many homeowners enjoy seeing and feeding the birds, it can be disconcerting for homeowners who have birds fly into glass doors or windows again and again. An Iowa State University Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist offers suggestions for dealing with this problem.

By: Rebecca Christoffel and Christopher Weishaar