KWWL News Segment re: Spring Migration
PRAS President, Tom Schilke talks with KWWL's reporter Taylor Bailey; Scott Garrett's photos of Snow Geese at Big Marsh and the Northern Saw-whet Owl at George Wyth State Park are also featured on this segment. Check it out...

Spring Migration Is Here!
Scott Garrett photographed thousands of Snow Geese at Big Marsh on Feb. 27th. Plus, he found a familiar winter bird at George Wyth.  Enjoy the photographs below.

Snow Geese in flight, the dark birds pictured represent the "blue" morph or plumage.  Photo by Scott Garrett

Photo by Scott Garrett at Big Marsh, February 27, 2018

Northern Saw-whet Owl at George Wyth State Park  Photo by Scott Garrett

New Nature Center @ Hartman Reserve Now Open!
Congratulations to the staff, volunteers and supporters of the renovated nature center at Hartman Reserve.  

Calling All Nature & Art Lovers...
Two photography exhibits at eastern Iowa museums celebrate the beauty of nature.
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art: Framing The World: The Photography of Linda & Robert Scarth - January 13-April 29, 2018
This exhibition displays a wide variety of the subjects the Scarths have photographed over the years: flowers, insects, birds, and other animals, all demonstrating the Scarth’s fascination with the beauty, fragility, and resilience of the natural world. The Scarths were popular speakers at our PRAS programs and their photos are stunning. Sadly, shortly after finalizing the selection of works for this exhibition, Linda Scarth passed away on July 3, 2017.

Old Capitol Museum, Iowa City: National Geographic Photo Ark - November 16, 2017-May 20, 2018
Free Admission
The National Geographic Photo Ark is a multiyear effort to raise awareness of and find solutions to some of the most pressing issues affecting wildlife and their habitats. The Photo Ark's three-pronged approach harnesses the power of National Geographic's photography and the bold ideas of our explorers. Led by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, the project aims to document every species in the world's zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts.

If you haven't done so already, remember to renew your PRAS membership! See the Join/Renew page for details.

Waterloo Named 1st Bird Friendly City in Iowa! Learn more...

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