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There are many benefits of being a morning person. For example, I see a lot of sunrises – even in the summer when the sun comes up well before most people are awake. Last weekend, I got up early and … Continue reading
During our trip to the Grassland Restoration Network workshop in Minnesota last week, several of us got up early enough to catch sunrise at The Nature Conservancy’s Bluestem Prairie on two beautiful mornings. I shared a few photos from those … Continue reading
It’s black-eyed susan season! How can I not photograph these flowers? I have more than enough black-eyed susan flowers in my photo files, but they’re just so STRIKING! After returning from our Texas vacation, I spent much of Monday scouting … Continue reading
Last week, I took some photos that powerfully demonstrate the importance of plant diversity. Several years ago, we created some research plots to help us learn more about how plant diversity interacts with ecosystem function. As you can see above, the … Continue reading
The aesthetic values of prairie are more subtle than those in many other ecosystems. There is much beauty to be found, but you sometimes have to look for it – it doesn’t often rise up and slap you in the … Continue reading
As I mentioned last week, prescribed fire can help meet many prairie management objectives. It’s important, however, to match the timing of the burn to those objectives in order to avoid conducting a fire that is either unproductive or counterproductive. … Continue reading
We are behind on our burn schedule this year. The weather hasn’t been great for carrying out safe and effective burns, so we’ve only gotten a few done. Our prescribed fires are always part of broader management plans, often including … Continue reading