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Random Caterpillar Photo

For no particular reason, here is a picture of a caterpillar: I was looking through some old photos and stumbled upon this one.  I’d forgotten how much I liked it, and thought I’d share it with you. Among other things, I like the … Continue reading

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Hubbard Fellowship Blog – Mystery Eggs

  A guest post by Anne Stine, one of our Hubbard Fellows.  All photos are by Anne. A couple of weeks ago (in mid-October) I noticed unusual egg cases about 2-3 inches off the ground on the base of Siberian … 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 – October 3, 2013

I found this robber fly perched in the prairie early Monday morning.  Although it was fairly breezy, the light was good enough to attempt a photo.  I’m glad I decided to give it a try. Ten years ago, I wouldn’t have … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – September 26, 2013

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

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Goofy Bees

Nature can be incredibly complex and difficult to understand.  Every creature is always reacting to the conditions around them, and continually evolving strategies to keep up with an ever-changing world.  Because we don’t always understand the full spectrum of challenges facing organisms their behavior sometimes seems illogical.  (And, sometimes, it probably is.)  Regardless, trying … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – September 12, 2013

Back on August 29, I posted a photo of a praying mantis from here in Aurora, Nebraska.  Kathy from Omaha posted a comment that she’d seen more mantids this year than ever and wondered why.  I naively suggested that it … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – September 6, 2013

Here are three photos from the last couple weeks that didn’t fit into any particular story or theme.  Each is from a different prairie, and each was the result of a quick opportunistic stop in the midst of doing something else.  The pitcher sage photo … Continue reading

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A Fuzzy Meal

I took a quick trip over to Lincoln Creek Prairie again this last weekend.  Two weeks ago, I photographed a praying mantis and saw several others.  This trip, I saw a couple more – including one that had captured, and was eating, a large … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – August 29, 2013

One of the great things about living in Aurora is that Prairie Plains Resource Institute has done some very nice prairie restoration projects right on the edge of town.  That works out really well for me on days when I don’t have time … Continue reading

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