Raptors and Watercolors

May 8, 2013

There is no substitute for seeing a soaring red tailed hawk, circling turkey vulture or bald eagle snatching a fish out of a river, but the paintings of the late James Landenberger capture some of the majesty of these moments.  Talk of Iowa talks about Iowa's birds of prey with Jon Stravers, is the the Driftless Area Coordinator for the National Audubon Society's Mississippi River Initiative, and Dean Roosa, Iowa's state ecologist from 1975 to 1992. Both Stravers and Roosa contributed on the new book "The Raptors of Iowa" which features Landenberger's work.

Also former Des Moines Register cartoonist Brian Duffy visits to discuss his paintings of rural Iowa.