Derrick Alger

The Outdoors

Tag: Iowa

Sharing Space, Realistically

The world is filled with millions of different creatures, many of them carnivorous. Humans, of course, occupy a large amount of space on Earth. However, we are not the only carnivores in existence. Conservation of wildlife is a chief concern in the world and, in order to conserve the lives of other carnivorous species, humans […]

Technology and Nature

For every national park, there is a team of rangers constantly working to protect animals, nature, and human visitors. For every natural phenomenon and species of vegetation, there is a nature researcher looking to learn more. The thing these two groups have in common is, of course, nature. However, they also share the fact that […]

How to Become a Hiker

Beneficial Bees

The outdoors is a beautiful place. Aside from being a place in which people can go to exercise, clear their minds, and truly get a chance to breathe, it is also a haven to animals and insects that help keep humanity alive. Unfortunately, not all species can withstand human intervention. For example, the worldwide population […]

Warm Weather Festivals in Iowa

The weather is quickly warming up, and that means this is the perfect time to leave the house! Iowa is a beautiful place to be during the Spring and Summer simply for its abundant nature. People can go running outside, hiking, dog-walking, walking, and play outside sports as much as they want. However, there are […]

Top 5 Things To Do Outdoors During Iowa’s Winter

As the iconic Game of Thrones characters constantly repeat, winter is coming. For those characters, the winter season means terrifying monsters and dreadful cold, but for us in Iowa winter brings a whole slew of fun activities. With the arrival of snow comes anticipated days of hot chocolate, sledding, hiking, and wonderful views. In celebration, […]

Autumn in Iowa

Iowa has always been known for it’s spectacular seasons. Whether under a deep blanket of snow or dotted with the buds of fresh flowers, Iowa is where nature lovers can go for the best of their favorite season. This fall, though, the Iowa DNR State Forest Nursery is launching a new program to help the […]

The Metro Arts Jazz Festival

For nearly 33 years, Metro Arts Jazz festival in July has provided talented musicians and artist to a community of corporate and business locals.  Metro Arts Jazz festival is Iowa’s longest running summer music festival and the only festival in Iowa to focus specifically on Jazz. The series continues to evolve annually while catering to […]

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