Search this Blog
- Photo of the Week – February 5, 2016
- Plant a Prairie February 13!
- Boys and Sticks
- Hubbard Fellowship – How would you like to help?
- Photo of the Week – January 27, 2016
- Hubbard Fellowship Blog – The Myth of the White Buffalo Calf Woman
- Photo of the Week – January 22, 2016
- Prairie Word of the Day – Habitat Heterogeneity
- Photo of the Week – January 15, 2016
- Hubbard Fellowship Blog – LeConte’s Bonanza
- An Aquatic Stick Insect
- Photo of the Week – January 7, 2016
- Hubbard Fellowship Blog: Ant Swarm (and Lunch)
- My Long Irrational Nightmare is Over. Sort of. Nevermind.
- Photo of the Week – December 31, 2015
- Hubbard Fellowship Blog – What Does the Fox Eat?
- Favorite Photos of 2015
- Photo of the Week – December 17, 2015
- Prairie Word of the Day – Disturbance
- Photo of the Week – December 10, 2015
Tag Archives: reptile
It’s a great time of year to see snakes. As the weather cools in the fall, snakes are especially drawn to places where they can soak up warm sunlight during the middle part of the day. That makes it fairly … Continue reading
Proof that I’m a biologist: While driving along a gravel road near our shop this week, I stopped and backed up to see if I’d seen a small snake or just a piece of debris in the road… I’m glad … Continue reading
We had a terrific field day last week – thanks to the more than 100 people who came out to explore our Platte River Prairies with us. There were two neat wildlife discoveries during the day. The first came when … Continue reading
On Wednesday, our staff was out enjoying some beautiful fall weather and harvesting the last of our prairie seeds for the season. Walking along a gravel lane, we found a small snake basking in the sun. I didn’t recognize it, … Continue reading
The temperature topped 80 degrees F today in the Platte River Prairies. I heard a frog plop into the water as I walked along a wetland edge. Red-winged blackbirds were defending territories. …and apparently red-sided garter snakes were feeling the spring … Continue reading
Meet Henry. Henry is a very small softshell turtle that spent a few days at our house in late August, 2010. I’m not sure what Henry thought of the ordeal, but our family sure enjoyed having him. He even went … Continue reading
Back in June of this year, I went up to The Nature Conservancy’s Broken Kettle Grasslands in northwest Iowa for a meeting on prescribed fire. As we were starting a field tour, a group of us was walking from the parking … Continue reading
My sons and I were at our family’s prairie and farm this weekend. At one point, we noticed that the cattle seemed agitated and were making a lot of noise and milling around. We walked up to see what was … Continue reading