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I showed up a little early for a meeting at our Platte River Prairies field headquarters this week. While waiting for the others to arrive, I took advantage of morning sunlight filtering through the fog to photograph a few insects … 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
If found this dragonfly encased in dew a couple weeks ago as I walked through a small prairie here in Aurora. I’m sure someone reading this will be able to tell me what species it is – I don’t know … Continue reading
Insect migration is a world we’re just starting to discover, and the more we find, the more fascinating that world is. One of the most recent discoveries involves Painted Lady butterflies (Vanessa cardui), a species found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. … Continue reading
While we were at The Nature Conservancy’s Kankakee Sands prairie restoration site in Indiana last week, we got to see a lot of very nice restored prairies. The last night we were there, I slipped away from the group for a few … Continue reading
One of the great things about close-up photography is that you don’t have to travel very far to find subject matter. This photo was taken in the backyard of a house near Steinauer, Nebraska. We had rented the house for … Continue reading