Wildlife leader to lecture in Cedar Falls | TheGazette
Larry Schweiger, president of the National Wildlife Federation, will lecture on “Wildlife Habitat and Climate Change” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Cedar Falls Public Library, 524 Main St., Cedar Falls.Iowa Pheasant Population at an All Time Low | Outdoor Life
Schweiger will discuss how Iowa’s pheasant population has fallen to a record low, in large part due to unprecedented winter and spring precipitation over the last five years.
This is the fifth year in a row that Iowa was hit with a harsh winter and an extra wet spring, which makes for brutal nesting conditions.2009: Say Goodbye to What's Likely Iowa's Coldest July
Iowa City's 68.8-degree average, 8.0 degrees lower than normal, adds up to the coolest July ever at the Iowa City Airport and is 0.2 degree below the mark set in 1861.2011: Roadside survey shows pheasant population at all-time low
A series of cold and wet springs have also hurt Iowa’s pheasant numbers.