Tag Archives: 2012

Wildfire Recovery at The Niobrara Valley Preserve – Asking The Big Questions

Most of you are familiar with the wildfire that affected our Niobrara Valley Preserve this summer.  Well, we’re still trying to regain our footing after that event.  A great deal of time and money has already been spent on rebuilding … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – July 27, 2012

I just got home from several days at the Niobrara Valley Preserve.  Dealing with the wildfire has sapped everyone’s energy – even mine, and I didn’t get there until it was mostly over.  There are still areas of smoking logs … Continue reading

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Update on Niobrara River Wildfires – July 24, 2012

Some of you are aware that there are several wildfires burning along the Niobrara River in north-central Nebraska.  As of this morning, the combination of fires had burned an estimated 58,000 acres, and several areas are still actively burning.  The … Continue reading

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Ahead of the Game

Do you suppose we’ll run out of wildflowers before the summer’s over? I’m only half kidding.  With the extraordinarily warm winter and spring we’ve had, it seems like everything is way ahead of schedule this year, and I really do wonder what … Continue reading

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The Great Moth Migration of 2012

It seems that everything’s ahead of schedule this spring.  Most obviously, flowers are blooming weeks before they typically do (we’re already harvesting seeds!)    I’d love to hear from someone who knows whether or not bees are emerging ahead of schedule to … Continue reading

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