Mines of Spain Links

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

National Historic Landmark

Silos& Smokestacks National Heritage Area
The Mines of Spain was selected as a Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Site. This designation says that MOS has a special story to tell about agriculture and its history as part of agricuture in the making of America. You may want to check out this site to discover what Silos and Smokestacks is about. There is a sign on Highway 20 when you come into Iowa from Illinois

Dubuque County Conservation

Dubuque Chamber of Commerce

Dubuque Water Trail Map

Dubuque Water Trail Brochure

Birds and Birding

Dubuque Audubon Society

Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching

Iowa Audubon
Mines of Spain Recreation Area was just nominated as an Important Birding Area [IBA], This means that MOS has excellent habitat for nesting, migration stops, wintering over etc for endangered and threatened species of birds.

Bird Watching for Couch Potatoesthis is a fun link to bird guides and tips.

Iowa Birds
This site is for the Iowa Ornithological Union, it has information on birding, what is going on in Iowa, checklists, reports etc. Plus they have further information on IBA.

Using Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds

Photos from the recent bird banding program

Bird watching on a budget

Wild Birds Unlimited

Iowa and more Information

Iowa Great River Roads

Iowa Ski Trail Update Trail reports when snow is on the ground
American Trails

Photos from a canoe trip on Catfish Creek

Iowa Division of Tourism

Four Invasive Species

Mines of Spain Field Trip – Northern Illinois University

Julien Dubuque’s Gravesite

River Roads

Historical Background and Archaeological Surveys

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

Iowa Ski Trail Update

2011 Iowa Winter Games Cross Country Ski Races-results and photos

Friends of The Mines of Spain, Dubuque, IA 52003-9214, 563-556-0620