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Tag Archives: insects
Upright yellow coneflower (Ratibida columnifera), aka Mexican hat, is blooming all over the Platte River Prairies right now. As with most showy flowers, the coneflowers are crawling with insects of many kinds. I spent a fun half hour (31 minutes, … Continue reading
While I was in Iowa last week, I took advantage of some free time just before sunset to return to one of the restored (reconstructed) prairies we’d visited earlier in the day at the Kellerton Wildlife Management Area. As I … Continue reading
I made another trip up to Griffith Prairie last week. It looked pretty much as it had the week before – still lots of ragwort blooming – but the photographs I returned with were very different. This time, I came … 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
It’s been a difficult year for conducting prescribed fires so far – the wind seems to be blowing even harder and more consistently than in recent memory. And that’s saying something, living in the Great Plains. A couple of weeks … Continue reading
My family and I spent some time exploring the frozen pond/wetland at our prairie during the holiday break. We even got a couple days of great ice skating weather. While we were on the ice, we found some great patterns (see earlier post), but we … Continue reading
It took me a long time to decide to write a book on prairie management. One of my worries was that I was learning a tremendous amount each year, and a book captures a moment in time. One of the reasons … Continue reading
I finally broke down and bought a close-up flash system for my camera. Until now, I’ve just relied on natural light to illuminate the flowers, insects, and prairies I photograph. However, during the last couple years, I’ve been weakening, and looking … Continue reading