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Heritage Trail Birds - Indigo Bunting

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Hidden : 6/14/2017
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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The Heritage Trail is a great place to see and identify Iowa birds.  In the sunlight the male  Indigo Bunting has a deep-colored bright blue color.  The female has the same size and shape but is brown.  Doesn't hold still for long as it always seem to be moving.


Indigo Bunting

Forages in trees, shrubs and on the ground. Eats a variety of insects and larvae, especially in summer. Also eats dandelion seeds, weed seeds, grass seeds, small grains, and wild berries.

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***There is a trail fee. Please pay it; it's cheap for a day of fun and helps maintain this wonderful trail.***
Length: 26 miles Surface: smooth, compacted crushed limestone ideal for bicycling. Grade: 1 percent maximum (1 foot rise for 100 feet traveled). Fee: $2.10 per day or $10.25 per year for persons aged 12 through 62, $5.50 per year for persons 63 and older, family pass $25.50. Trail Tickets: Sold by area sports and bicycle stores, businesses adjacent to trail, and self-registration tubes located at the trail parking lots. Winter Use: Snowmobiling from Dubuque to Dyersville, minimum of 4" of snow required. X-Country skiing from Dubuque to Dyersville. Interpretive Sites: Major interpretive area overlooks eastern trailhead. Trail Rules: No horses, motorized vehicles, fires, camping, unleashed dogs, or use after 10:30 p.m. Additional Dubuque County Conservation Board rules apply to the trail. Trail hours are sunrise to sunset year round unless otherwise posted.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Lbh ner ybbxvat sbe n grgurerq zngpuobk pbagnvare (5/7/18).

Decryption Key

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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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