Lost Island swan release

Monday, May 14, 2012
Photos by Gabe Licht

Two Trumpeter Swans were released in Lost Island Marsh north of Ruthven Saturday morning. Dave Hoffman, with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, brought the pair and spent time providing information and answering questions about the birds before the release. He explained the swan release program has been successful, with 50 pairs in Iowa last year, meaning Saturday's release may be the last of its kind in the area.