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Author Archives: Chris Helzer
Last week’s blizzard dumped about a foot of snow here in town, and about 18 inches out at our Platte River Prairies. Combined with wind gusts of 40-50 miles per hour, it was quite a weather event. Our school was … Continue reading
Now that this week’s blizzard has come and gone, we are left with knee-deep snow all around us. I made it to a small local prairie yesterday morning and trudged around with my camera for a while. There was plenty … Continue reading
My wife and I are both biologists. She’s a high school biology teacher and I’m a prairie ecologist. You won’t be surprised that we think it’s important for our kids to get outside and explore nature. However, we don’t often … Continue reading
One of my favorite winter photography subjects is the kind of “window” created by melting snow around prairie plants. When the sun is shining, dried plants often warm up enough to melt the snow around them a little faster than … Continue reading
This post is written by Kim Tri, one of our two Hubbard Fellows for this year. Kim is an excellent artist, as well as an ecologist, writer, and land steward. As you can see, her drawings of animals are exceptional. … Continue reading
Just as I did last week, I’m posting a few more winter photos from my archives. Laying flat on one’s stomach on a frozen river might not sound like much fun to you, but it does give you a neat … Continue reading
Do you know what time it is? It’s time for another PRAIRIE WORD OF THE DAY! Today’s Prairie Word of the Day (fine, it’s actually two words) is: Habitat Heterogeneity Heterogeneity is really just a longer word for Diversity, which … Continue reading
I was looking through a couple batches of winter photos from recent years and found some images I’d never posted here. Since my camera hasn’t left its bag in the last week or so, I’ll post a few of those … Continue reading
While my wife Kim and I were at the Niobrara Valley Preserve for several days in December, we spotted a small creature neither of us had seen before. We were walking along the edge of the river (hoping to see … Continue reading