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Choices, Choices.

I’m putting together a collection of my favorite photos from 2013 for a “best photos of the year” post similar to the one I did last year about this time.  It’s been a tough task, especially when there are two … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – August 15, 2013

I took my two sons up to the Niobrara Valley Preserve earlier this week for one last outing before school started.  It was fun to see the Preserve through their eyes.  While I was looking at impacts from last year’s fire and … Continue reading

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A Prickly Confrontation

While we were setting up timelapse cameras at the Niobrara Valley Preserve a couple weeks ago, I had an encounter with a creature I’d never seen up close before.  It was evening, and Jeff Dale was driving us down toward … Continue reading

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Capturing Post-Wildfire Recovery Through Timelapse Photography

Last week, I posted that I’d been up at our Niobrara Valley Preserve, helping to set up timelapse cameras to document the recovery of that site from the wildfire last July.  Back in February, photographer Michael Forsberg, Jeff Dale, Rich Walters, … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – January 31, 2013

Another photo from the archives this week – June, 1996, in fact.  These cottonwood leaves were lying on the sandy bank of a small stream at The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve.  A cluster of leaves had fallen from a … Continue reading

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Best of Prairie Ecologist Photos – 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, it seems every photo-related website and blog is putting together a “best of” series of photos from the year.  So, why not – I’ll join in.  It’s not a bad way to review the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – August 16, 2012

This photo is actually several weeks old – taken at the Niobrara Valley Preserve right after the big wildfires had blown through.  On this particular evening, I was crossing a bridge over the river and saw a photographer working to capture the evening light coming through the spray … Continue reading

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Second Update on Wildfire Impacts at the Niobrara Valley Preserve – August 1, 2012

As promised, I’ve gotten through my photos from last week’s wildfire and can give you a more complete report on the status of our Niobrara Valley Preserve.  The fires in our area are now out, and most of the smoke has … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – July 27, 2012

I just got home from several days at the Niobrara Valley Preserve.  Dealing with the wildfire has sapped everyone’s energy – even mine, and I didn’t get there until it was mostly over.  There are still areas of smoking logs … Continue reading

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Photographing the Niobrara Valley Preserve

One of the perks of working for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska is that I usually get a couple of business trips a year to our Niobrara Valley Preserve.  The Preserve is located along the stretch of the Niobrara that … Continue reading

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