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Category Archives: Prairie Plants
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
Pollinator populations are in trouble for a lot of reasons. Loss and degradation of habitat, pesticides, and diseases are all major contributors. However, at least in the Central United States, much of the pollinator decline can be tied to spiny … Continue reading
Two years ago, I posted some photos of ants and other insects that had died on the sticky lower portion of thistle flowers. At the time, I speculated about whether or not the sticky bracts below the thistle blossoms were … Continue reading
When you look at a sunflower, you’re really looking at a composite of tiny flowers, or florets. The same is true for asters, daisies, and other members of the composite family of plants. The colorful “petals” of a sunflower are … Continue reading
As I mentioned in my last post, we spent much of this week up in beautiful northwestern Minnesota, at the annual Grassland Restoration Network workshop. In fact, I’m writing this as we travel back home to Nebraska (no, I’m not … Continue reading
Scaly blazingstar (Liatris squarrosa) is just starting to bloom in the Platte River Prairies. It has beautiful and intricate flowers with very long anthers protruding from its tiny blossoms. At least it usually does… I was photographing some blazingstar flowers … Continue reading
During the past two Mondays, I had the opportunity to help out with Prairie Plains Resource Institute’s Summer Orientation About Rivers (SOAR) program. It’s the best summer day camp I’ve ever been involved with, and my kids, my wife, and … 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
Independence Day is this weekend. Fireworks have been going off in my my neighborhood for days now as people who apparently equate noise with patriotism are enjoying their right to put that feeling into action. Earlier this week, I was … Continue reading