Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/category.detail/nav/5127/Outdoors Todayen-usFri, 29 Apr 2016 19:34:28 EDTFri, 29 Apr 2016 19:34:28 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssPelicans ply the airwaveshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/600827.htmlWHITE PELICANS can and do make one of the most graceful flyers in the world of birds as they ply the airwaves making maximum use of thermal rising air currents. Flocks numbering in the hundreds were observed earlier this month over the Iowa River.Sat, 23 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTTurkey time on Mondayhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/600593.htmlWILD TURKEYS are secretive critters. At times it appears so easy to make a sneak on them from behind heavy cover and then attempt to call one in close. But nature seems to have other plans for 80 percent of the 50,000 hunters in the stat.Sat, 16 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTBluebirds and blue skyhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/600291.htmlEASTERN BLUEBIRDS have arrived. That is a sure sign of spring, along with longer days, warmer air, rain, wind, and the emergence of insects. It is nice to see bluebirds going about their business of living as a whole new year awaits them and us.Sat, 9 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTPrairie management tool = firehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/600040.htmlFIRE can be a friend or foe, a tool for good, or if improperly attended to, a hazard. Wise use of fire by trained personnel that have attended fire school know when to burn and when not to bur.Sat, 2 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTTalented taxidermy on display April 2-3http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/599899.htmlThe ART of TAXIDERMY done well makes long lasting replicas of animal life. Natural history museums across the globe have used taxidermist's talents to create displays of wildlife for educational purpose.Sat, 26 Mar 2016 00:00:00 EDT