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Tag Archives: prairie
I’m writing this from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where I am preparing to speak at and attend the 2015 Native Prairie Restoration and Reclamation Workshop hosted by Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan. It’s my first trip to Saskatchewan, and I’m excited to … Continue reading
Trees are great, but trees in and around prairies can negatively impact habitat quality for many grassland plant and animal species and provide points of introduction for invasive species. Encroachment by trees has become a major threat to prairie conservation … Continue reading
The sun finally reappeared this week after what seemed like a month of absence. I figured the best way to celebrate the end of dreariness was a couple of prairie hikes. I started by wandering along a creek at our Platte … Continue reading
Do you recognize this tallgrass prairie plant? No? Well, it is a member of the carrot family. Early European settlers thought its roots could provide an antidote to rattlesnake bites. They were wrong. The plant somewhat … Continue reading
As we near the end of another year, I’ve put together a collection of my favorite images from 2014. I hope you enjoy them. Though I traveled to prairies in several other states this year, all of my favorite images … Continue reading
For no particular reason, here are two unrelated photos from the same day. Both photographs were taken on September 28, 2014 at our family prairie south of Aurora, Nebraska. I wish I could come up with a pithy and informative … Continue reading
Back in August, I posted some questions to readers about what they look for when evaluating their own prairies. I got some excellent responses, which I really appreciated. If you missed them, you can re-read that post and those comments … Continue reading
Nearly-decapitated sunflower heads, scattered across the prairie. Oh, the devastation! Who could be carrying out such an evil plan? (Ok, more accurately, a weevil plan?) The head-clipping weevil, aka the Silphium weevil (Haplorhynchites aeneus) is a small dark-colored weevil, less … Continue reading
Ambush bugs are scary-looking little predators. Their stocky bodies are heavily armored up front, and they have very thick raptorial forelegs like those of praying mantises. I usually only spot ambush bugs when I’m photographing something else such as flowers … Continue reading