When i noticed a new sign opening up some land to public hunting. I'll have to do some research and see what's all open.
Last spring 7,344 gypsy moth traps were placed throughout Iowa by the “Gypsy Moth Slow the Spread Foundation”. The traps were picked up in the fall with a total of 347 traps capturing 478 male moths.
For about 12 summers i worked for the Iowa Department of Agriculture placing the triangular traps through out eastern iowa.
When Susie and I first moved into the area we would walk down the gravel road north of us. After about a three mile walk we would make it to Fritz Chapel.
Fritz Chapel 1852
Matthais Fritz, a stone mason, erected the Fritz Chapel in thanksgiving for the safe arrival of his family of eight after a terrifying sea and land voyage from Luxemborg
He carved the Crucifix and hewed the walnut arch from a single piece of wood. Fritz Chapel continues to be maintained by Matthais Fritz Chapel Fund, Incorporated.
As a man who's laid a few stone in my day I've always appreciated the stone work and the spirit in which it was built.