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Trees showing signs of stress, songbirds sparse in Clarke County, Iowa
8/11/2017 2:39:40 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Clarke County, IA

Start Date: 8/9/2017 - End Date: 8/11/2017
Walnut trees starting to turn yellow. Other trees showing signs of stress with some leaves turning brown. Crops looking bad. Leaves curling badly. Plant growth in woods: little or none. Definite lack of songbirds. Eerily silent. Seems as though there are few insects so they have either died or left to find a better food source. From Clarke County, Iowa, on August 11, 2017