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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
As I’ve said many times, the prairie is an ecosystem best seen up close. You have to look carefully to see much of the beauty. Dillon (one of our Hubbard Fellows) and I were poking around today and found this … Continue reading
I posted earlier this week about swallows feeding from the surface of water bodies during a cold and windy day. In that post, I included a link to a report on a mass die off of swallows and intriguing research on … Continue reading
Today was a cold blustery day, on the heels of some severe weekend storms. I went down to check on our prairie (five inches of rain, strong winds, and a tornado a few miles away) and was glad to see … Continue reading
As I walked a small prairie here in Aurora, Nebraska a few weeks ago, several species of milkweed were flowering abundantly, including butterfly milkweed (Ascelepias tuberosa), showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa), and common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca). As always, the milkweed plants were hosting a number … Continue reading
A few shorebirds are starting to show up along the Platte River. The first to come each spring are usually the ubiquitous and noisy killdeer, followed by the taller and more reserved yellowlegs. As the season progresses, we’ll see a great … Continue reading
Not many insects can feed on milkweed. Milkweed plants produce a toxin that disables a protein in animals – a protein that facilitates important functions such as muscle contraction. Only a small number of insect species around the world have evolved ways to get around this … Continue reading