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Category Archives: Prairie Animals
This is one of my favorite times of year. It’s not the cool temperatures, the fall colors, or even the fall migrations of birds and insects coming through. Instead, I like this time of year because it’s time to figure … 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
Upright yellow coneflower (Ratibida columnifera), aka Mexican hat, is blooming all over the Platte River Prairies right now. As with most showy flowers, the coneflowers are crawling with insects of many kinds. I spent a fun half hour (31 minutes, … Continue reading
As I mentioned in my last post, I spent last week on a family vacation near Corpus Christi, Texas. The kids really liked swimming in the ocean, looking for shells, and playing in the sand. I enjoyed all of those … Continue reading
We’ve finalized the agenda for our next Platte River Prairies Field Day, which will be June 26, 2015. I hope to see many of you there. This Field Day will include a wide range of topics including: – ecology and … Continue reading
Killdeer are really cute when they’re young. Have a great weekend.
Karen Hamburger, a longtime volunteer with us, recently passed along another batch of trail camera video clips from our Derr Wetland Restoration. You might remember seeing some of her video in an earlier post. This time, much of her footage was … Continue reading
Last year, I moved into a nice old house (100 years old this year) with a big lot and plenty of potential. The kids have been enjoying the yard, the loft above the garage, and some of the new furniture … Continue reading
Because they can’t run away, plants may seem helpless against the many large and small herbivores that like to eat them. Nothing could be further from the truth. Many plants have physical defenses such as thorns or stiff hairs to … Continue reading