April 25, 2014

Count Down to Cicadas!

 If the periodical cicadas are on time, we should hear the first of them a month from today.  Be the first to report them in your area by sending an email to

It's Time to Plant!

 Plant a Tree


There are many reasons to plant a tree in Iowa besides to celebrate Arbor Day on April 25, 2014. Trees conserve energy, bring beauty to the yard, attract birds and help clean the air, to name just a few. See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach news release for April 24, 2014 for more on proper tree planting techniques.  


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