Category Archives: Prairie Animals

Prairie Blizzard Survival

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

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Photo of the Week – January 22, 2016

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

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Hubbard Fellowship Blog – LeConte’s Bonanza

This post was written by Evan Barrientos, one of our Hubbard Fellows.  Evan is a talented writer and photographer and I encourage you to check out his personal blog. If you would like to see more of his photographs, you can … Continue reading

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Hubbard Fellowship Post – Ruminations While Disking

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

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Hubbard Fellowship Blog – The Vanishing Sparrow

This post was written by Evan Barrientos, one of our Hubbard Fellows.  Evan is a talented writer and photographer and I encourage you to check out his personal blog. A small brown bird that sounds like it doesn’t even want to … Continue reading

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The Much Maligned Coyote

Here in Nebraska, we’ve lost most of our largest predators.  Bears and wolves are gone (excepting rare long-distance wanderers).  Mountain lions are making a slow comeback in the northern and western parts of Nebraska, but the agricultural character and fragmented … Continue reading

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Hubbard Fellowship Post – Mother Owl

This post was written by Evan Barrientos, one of our Hubbard Fellows.  Evan is a talented writer and photographer and I encourage you to check out his personal blog. Warning: This post contains images of fluffy, baby animals. Along the edge … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – October 29, 2015

As I mentioned in my last two posts, I was up at the Niobrara Valley Preserve last week, helping with a bison roundup.  As I mentioned in my last post, I helped with the roundup, but I also took photos … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – October 22, 2015

Today was a busy one.  I helped with one of our two annual bison roundups (one for each herd) at the Niobrara Valley Preserve.  We brought about 500 bison in from the hills, ran them through a corral system, and … Continue reading

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Snake Season!

It’s a great time of year to see snakes.  As the weather cools in the fall, snakes are especially drawn to places where they can soak up warm sunlight during the middle part of the day.  That makes it fairly … Continue reading

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