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Photo of the Week – March 21, 2014

During the big sandhill crane migration spectacle each spring, about 600,000 cranes stop by to visit the Platte River.  Most of them stick around for a few weeks, put on as much body fat as they can, and then head north … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – February 20, 2014

This the time of year when I start getting antsy to see green vegetation, flowers, and insects again.  Since our prairies are still brown and dormant, I have to live through photographs from previous field seasons.  Here is a photo from August 2012 I found yesterday … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – January 24, 2014

I’m in New Orleans this week at a conference with more than 200 colleagues from across the Central U.S.  It’s been inspiring to hang out  and learn from them.  Early in the week, I got to go on a field trip to … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – January 16, 2014

Here’s a photograph I took a couple years ago while hiking at Griffith Prairie - a site north of Aurora, Nebraska that’s owned and managed by the Prairie Plains Resource Institute. I like the image, in part, because it shows what that evening … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – December 26, 2013

Last week, I went out to our family prairie to pick up a pile of old steel fence posts.  As I began loading the posts into my truck, I noticed a few deer mice scurrying for cover.  Although the pile had only been … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – October 10, 2013

At the Platte Prairies, and – I assume – throughout most of the central United States, this is the time of year we see woolly bear caterpillars crawling all over.  They are one of the most widely-recognized caterpillars around, though most … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – September 19, 2013

I was a little surprised last week to find a fledgling meadowlark in the Platte River Prairies.  The bird was young enough that it still couldn’t do much more than flutter clumsily away from me as I first approached it.  The bird … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – May 31, 2013

I started my annual plant community monitoring this week.  That work consists mainly of inventorying the plant species within small sampling plots.  Forcing myself to walk regularly spaced transects and stare at a square meter of prairie at a time … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – April 5, 2013

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

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Photo of the Week (And Two Milestones) – March 29, 2013

Continuing with the theme of the week (at least for me) here’s yet another prescribed burn photo.  We ended up burning three days in a row this week, making the week both productive and exhausting!  However, just getting three consecutive days … Continue reading

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