Spider Eggs and Hatchlings - Image 451531 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 7-12-17

  Happy Birthday and More Teaching of Bad Habits Well, well…today was a birthday of sort with more births (hatches) likely over the next few days. I am not talking birds, turtles, or fish. No, I am referring to spiders. A couple of local spiders are well on their way to assuring their particular species …

Whitetail Deer Doe With Fawns - Image 446185 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 6-9-17

  Oh How ¬†Miserable Imagine what our wildlife is enduring right now in Northeast Iowa. We went from cool, wet springtime weather to the heat and humidity of summer. On top of that, the irritating insect population has exploded. Take a look at the flies on the nose of this whitetail deer doe. As I …