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- The Answer to Yesterday’s Plant Quiz
- What’s This Flower?
- New Date! – Next Platte River Prairies Field Day is August 27, 2014
- Photo of the Week – July 24, 2014
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- Watching Wetland Water Levels – Timelapse Photography
- Photo of the Week – July 17, 2014
- Longhorns on the Prairie
- Introducing the New Hubbard Fellows!
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- 2014 Patch-Burn Grazing Meeting – Platte River Prairies, Nebraska
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- Photo of the Week – June 27, 2014
- “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”
- Photo Of The Week – June 20, 2014
- Wetland Timelapse – Herons, Eagles, and Vultures
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- Photo of the Week – June 12, 2014
Category Archives: Prairie Natural History
Many thanks to everyone who guessed at the identity of the plant species featured in yesterday’s post. Here is another photo of the same plant species in bloom, from a little further away. The species is commonly named “buckbrush”, which actually … Continue reading
It’s been a while since we’ve done a plant identification quiz, so let’s see how you do. Can you identify this common prairie flower? It is found throughout the eastern half of the United States. While it has a beautiful flower, … Continue reading
Ok, this is pretty tangential, but I just have to share. One component of this blog that is hidden to everyone but me is the abundance of spam comments that show up in my queue, waiting to be approved or … Continue reading
It’s timelapse photography time again… I downloaded more photos from the cameras at our restored wetland in the Platte River Prairies a couple weeks ago, and have been looking through the images for stories. One theme that stood out in … Continue reading
A couple weeks ago, I posted a photo of a sunset from the Niobrara Valley Preserve. In the post, I talked about having to scramble to get into position for the photo before the color left the sky. Barely a … Continue reading
One of the great things about prairies – and nature in general – is that there is way more to discover than I’ll ever have time for. Especially within the world of invertebrates, there is no shortage of species to … Continue reading
When I was at the Niobrara Valley Preserve in late June, I did some macro photography, in addition to the sunset photo I showed last week. Here are four photos from that trip. . . .
I spotted an upland sandpiper on top of a power pole last week. In central Nebraska, that’s not really noteworthy – upland sandpipers are pretty common across much of the state. They tend to nest in large open grasslands with … Continue reading
It’s good to be back in the prairies after spending last week in the mountains. The mountains were beautiful and daytime temperatures were pleasantly cool, but I sure enjoyed the chance to catch up with the goings on in our … Continue reading