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Darn Gophers…

People who live in the country tend to view “gophers” in much the same way city people view rats. Suffice it to say, neither animal is particularly popular. Much of the time, when farmers, gardeners, or groundskeepers are complaining about … Continue reading

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Hubbard Fellowship Blog – First Burn of the Season

It’s burn season on the Platte and our team is foaming at the mouth to get some fire on the ground. Prescribed fire is completely dependent on suitable weather conditions, so almost every day we wake up hopeful to burn, … Continue reading

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2014 Sandhill Crane Migration – Platte River, Nebraska

March is always a busy time on Nebraska’s Platte River.  It’s the beginning of prime prescribed fire season, of course, and a good time to work on fence repair and tree clearing projects.  But there’s no question that sandhill cranes … Continue reading

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Hubbard Fellowship Blog – March 2014

This is a guest post by Eliza Perry, one of our Hubbard Fellows. After a few months with very little fresh air, we have been busy getting ready for the crane and burn seasons here on the Platte. Anne and … Continue reading

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Hubbard Fellowship Blog – Back on the prairie: fresh snow and hoar frost

  A guest post from Anne Stine, one of our Hubbard Fellows.  All photos are by Anne.   I’ve finally returned to Wood River after a long absence. It’s been ages since I was out on the prairie, or since … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – January 2, 2014

I’ve had a couple recent posts about the timelapse imagery from our Derr Wetland restoration.  We get to see some amazing things when there are cameras out there shooting photographs at regular intervals… At the Derr Wetland, we have one installation that employs two cameras mounted right … Continue reading

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Watching a Wetland Breathe

It’s amazing what you can see when you compress time. Back in October, I posted some early results from a timelapse photography project at our Niobrara Valley Preserve.  That project is helping document the recovery of the property from a … Continue reading

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I Otter Be Happy But I’m Not

Last month, I got a call from a neighbor who lives next to one of our Platte River Prairies.  I was a little nervous when I picked up the phone because I never know how a neighbor call will go.  … Continue reading

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Hubbard Fellowship Blog: Moo-Muration

A guest post by Eliza Perry, one of our Hubbard Fellows.  All photos are by Eliza. Giant black clouds of birds have been erupting from cottonwoods everywhere I go the past few days. . As Anne recently shared, the cows … Continue reading

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Hubbard Fellowship Blog – Hummingbird Moths

A guest post by Anne Stine, one our Hubbard Fellows.  All photos by Anne. I adore hummingbirds, and I sometimes bemoan their rarity in my new home here on the Platte.  I grew up thinking they were better than fairies- … Continue reading

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