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Des Moines Audubon holds regularly scheduled meetings and field trips which appear on the list below.  We also attempt to keep you informed about local, regional, state, and national events of interest.  Find something appealing and get involved.

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - Raptors of the Midwest
    Join wildlife photographer Ty Smedes for an educational presentation where you will learn about the hawks, falcons, eagles, owls, and vultures that live in Iowa or migrate through on their way to nesting or wintering areas. We’ll discuss their physical traits as well as identifying the prey they seek, and the habitat they prefer for nesting and rearing their young. You’ll also learn tips for identifying these birds of prey, when you spot one sitting or on the wing. And of course there will be many colorful photos to help with identification. Ty’s photos have been published by many major magazines and book publishers, so it should be a beautiful presentation.

Upcoming Des Moines Audubon Events

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Raptors of the Midwest - Join wildlife photographer Ty Smedes for an educational presentation where you will learn about the hawks, falcons, eagles, owls, and vultures that live in Iowa or migrate through on their way to nesting or wintering areas. We’ll discuss their physical traits as well as identifying the prey they seek, and the habitat they prefer for nesting and rearing their young. You’ll also learn tips for identifying these birds of prey, when you spot one sitting or on the wing. And of course there will be many colorful photos to help with identification. Ty’s photos have been published by many major magazines and book publishers, so it should be a beautiful presentation.
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Photo by Reid Allen

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  Please contact Denny Thompson at 254-0837 or cndthomps@gmail.com for more information.
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