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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Last summer I ordered a book called The Iowa Wildlife Viewing Guide, in hopes of finding some "ew and interesting places to explore. I really enjoy the wonderful diversity of Iowa's marshes, so I concentrated my efforts in finding a marsh to investigate. I found Cardinal Marsh near Cresco. What a delight! A good friend of mine and I walked those dikes for four hours! We will go back again soon because we didn't see all of it, by any means.

What we did see were Herons, Egrets, Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, Dicksissels, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Monarch Butterflies, Swallowtail Butterflies, Buckeye Butterflies, Copper Butterflies, Bull Frogs, Leopard Frogs, Tree Frogs, and beautiful wildflowers and grasses! Oh, and did I mention the DRAGONFLIES?! All colors and varieties of Dragonflies! I don't know their names yet, but I will. It's always important for to me know what I am looking at. Anyway, I am sharing with you an image of a Green Dragonfly. It's so intricately amazing and wonderful!

He did not move as I was taking his picture, lucky for me! I believe he was just re-born from his morphed state. He was bright and shiny. So verry pretty. You can even see the reflections of the clouds in his wings! Anyway, this is a MUST SEE place in northeast Iowa. The only thing I regret is the fact we had no map of the area. Is there a map?

Anyway, go see Cardinal Marsh and don't forget your camera!

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I am a wife, mother, worship leader and piano teacher. I live in Sumner, Iowa. I enjoy music, reading, biking and photography. I love the simple things like birds singing, frogs croaking and crickets chirping . . . a baby's smile, holding hands and watching a beautiful sunset. God is my Creator, Father and Friend. It's my desire to honor Him in all I do.

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  1. Robin Jons
    Robin Jons
    I thought you'd be a great addition to this site! Sounds like a great opportunity to share your awesome images.
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    1. LoriFrisch
      LoriFrisch
      Thank you, Robin!! You're always thinking of others . . . that's what I like about you!! :o)
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