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- Photo of the Week – August 21, 2014
- A Special Volunteer
- Photo of the Week – August 15, 2014
- Next Field Day – August 27, 2014
- In Celebration of Black-Eyed Susans
- Photo of the Week – August 8, 2014
- How Do You Evaluate Your Prairie?
- Emergence of Life in a Wetland
- Photo of the Week – August 1, 2014
- 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
- Prairie Ecologist Spam
- Watching Wetland Water Levels – Timelapse Photography
- Photo of the Week – July 17, 2014
- Longhorns on the Prairie
- Introducing the New Hubbard Fellows!
- Photo of the Week – July 10, 2014
- 2014 Patch-Burn Grazing Meeting – Platte River Prairies, Nebraska
Category Archives: Prairie Natural History
I’ve written before about how many times I often snap the shutter on my camera to make sure I get the photo I want. Digital photography makes that a cheap insurance option and gives me lots of images to choose from … Continue reading
Wasps are closely related to bees and ants, and some can be difficult to distinguish from their cousins. In this case, the long body makes me pretty sure this is a wasp (though body length is not always a good … Continue reading
After many years of wanting to, we finally installed some solar-powered pumps and livestock water tanks in our family prairie. (Thanks to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Nebraska Game and Parks for providing cost-share money!) Those two water … Continue reading
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. . . .