Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 23 Oct 2014 10:41:49 EDTThu, 23 Oct 2014 10:41:49 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssBiology tidbits on animals we enjoyhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/577948.htmlGARTER SNAKES are common, so common that the number of sub-species makes a long list. Some of these do not live in the Midwest. But it does attest to the wide range of habitats that this critter of the animal world lives in.Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTNature's paint brush found on butterflieshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/577677.htmlIn one little PRAIRIE FLOWER PATCH that just happens to be located adjacent to this scribe's driveway, monarch butterflies and several other smaller butterflies were making the most of a nectar feeding opportunity this past week.Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTCooler temps equals biting fishhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/577678.htmlFall is finally here in Central Iowa! In some regards I wish New Year's Day was Oct. 1, because it is so much more enjoyable than Jan. 1.Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTDuck season looks promisinghttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/577381.htmlDUCKS will be moving soon. This past Friday's wind and colder temperatures got some of the waterfowl species into the air and moving south.Sat, 4 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTCelebrate National Hunting and Fishing Dayhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/577059.htmlNATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY is a big deal. When one tallies up all the benefits of time spent outdoors, it soon becomes evident how important these activities are to people.Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT