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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
This post is written by Evan Barrientos, one of our Hubbard Fellows. As part of his Fellowship, Evan is trying to help us build and improve upon our volunteer program. Please consider taking his short survey if you live in … Continue reading
Many of you are familiar with one of the great disappointments in my life. I know you’re familiar with it because you take great delight from bringing it up in conversation when I see you in person. I can’t count … Continue reading
We’ve completed the full agenda for our next Platte River Prairies Field Day on August 21. We’ll have a wide range of topics and sessions to choose from; it should be a fantastic day. See the full agenda, descriptions of … Continue reading
I know that many of you watched the first two episodes of EARTH A New Wild last week on Public Television, including Episode 2: Plains. I watched as well, and while I was glad for the attention paid to grasslands, I … Continue reading
I’m writing this from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where I am preparing to speak at and attend the 2015 Native Prairie Restoration and Reclamation Workshop hosted by Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan. It’s my first trip to Saskatchewan, and I’m excited to … Continue reading
Earlier this week, I wrote about interesting holes in the bark of burned ponderosa pine trees at our Niobrara Valley Preserve. However, I wasn’t actually focused on documenting holes in trees at the time – I was just looking for … Continue reading
When Kim Tri (pronounced “tree) contacted us about coming out to volunteer for a month in the late spring/early summer, we weren’t sure what to think. Why would someone from Sterling College in Vermont – a tiny little liberal arts … Continue reading
Last week, several of us from the Platte River Prairies traveled south to visit the Konza Prairie Biological Station near Manhattan Kansas. Konza Prairie includes about 8,600 acres of prairie, jointly owned by Kansas State University and The Nature Conservancy. … Continue reading