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Tag Archives: resilience
“A Land Ethic” is the concluding essay in Aldo Leopold’s 1949 book, A Sand County Almanac, and is the most powerful and relevant piece of conservation writing I’ve ever read. Leopold’s essay spells out the changes we need to make in … Continue reading
Prairies demonstrate their resilience regularly, but usually in a fairly subtle way. They tend to adjust their plant composition after fire, grazing, or drought in ways you might not notice unless you were a botanist. Once in while, however, prairies take it to the next level and … Continue reading
A warm and dry winter, followed by a hot dry spring and summer… Temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit for weeks at a time… Wildflowers blooming two to three weeks earlier than normal, and often for much shorter periods than typical… … Continue reading
I presented this argument to a Nebraska symposium on grassland birds in 2008 and managed to escape relatively unscathed. Now I’m testing my luck with a wider audience. At least no one can throw things at me through the computer… Let … Continue reading