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Category Archives: Prairie Plants
Earlier this week, we had a foggy and frosty day. When the clouds finally started to thin, I popped across town to Lincoln Creek Prairie to see if I could get some photographs of the frost. Here are a few … Continue reading
The sky yesterday was mostly overcast and dark, but I looked out my window mid morning and noticed the clouds thinning a little. I grabbed my camera and drove down to our family prairie for a walk. It was a … Continue reading
I frequently give presentations on prairies to various groups of people. With some audiences, I discuss fairly technical strategies for prairie restoration or management. Often, however, my primary goal is to introduce my audience to the idea that prairies are … Continue reading
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