Meetings are held the first Monday of months October, November, December, February, March, April, May and June. The September meeting is the second Monday due to the holiday.The meetings will be held at 1st Lutheran Church, located at the corner of 10St and 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids. Board meeting at 6:30PM with social time starting at 7:00 PM with the meeting and program starting at 7:30PM.

I will add more details to the meetings as I collect them.

Everyone is welcome to attend whether a member or not. The hope is that you will have an enjoyable evening and come back.


September 13

We will have a zoom meeting. Do to the virus, we will postpone in person meetings for a while.

October 4

November 1

Leland Freie is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Saving Praires Can Save Our Grassland Birds; Doug Harr

Time: Nov 1, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 884 349 0630

Passcode: wUwfq0

That's Prairies!

Doug Harr is a retired DNR officer and president of Iowa Audubon.

December 6 Note that the program will start at 7PM with no social time for this meeting.

Erik Murry will present on his Rough-legged Hawk research. Erik Murry, grew up on a fourth generation family farm in Columbus Junction. Attended Lone Tree high school, and then Upper Iowa University. Graduated from Upper Iowa University with a degree in Conservation Management. Worked a mix of Iowa DNR wildlife jobs in addition to county conservation jobs before working for Raptor Resource Project starting in 2020. In the winter of 2020 I started the Iowa Roadside Rough Legged Project. Rough Legged Hawks are one of the most under-studied raptors in Iowa. The project focuses on banding wintering Rough Legs with the hope of recapturing in the following years, determining if they have the same site fidelity to their wintering areas, compared to their nesting areas!


No meeting in January

February 7 This will be a zoom meeting.

Mark Brown from Iowa City will present on the Pawnee National Grasslands.

March 7

Brandon Caswell will talk about sites in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Santa Anna NWR, Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park, Estero Llano Grande State Park,South Padre Island and Salinero, Valley Nature Preserve and Quinta Mazatlan.

April 4

May 2

Dan Gibbons from Linn County Conservation will give an update of county projects.

June 6

The Raptor Center will give a presentation. More details soon.