Join Us: Tue. November 11th, 7:00 p.m. PRAS meeting featuring Iowa photographer & author Carl Kurtz

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It's official...we received confirmation on October 14th from the National Audubon office that Hardin County has been added to the Prairie Rapids Audubon service area. See links to some of the hot birding spots in Hardin County on the Go Birding page. 

Photo courtesy of Scott Garrett
Screech Owl
All night each reedy whinny
from a bird no bigger than a heart
flies out of a tall black pine
and, in a breath, is taken away
by the stars. Yet, with small hope
from the center of darkness
it calls out again and again.

Poem by Ted Kooser, Iowa Native & 13th U.S. Poet Laureate
Published in Delights & Shadows, 2005 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry