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Tag Archives: seeds
The sky yesterday was mostly overcast and dark, but I looked out my window mid morning and noticed the clouds thinning a little. I grabbed my camera and drove down to our family prairie for a walk. It was a … Continue reading
I needed a walk in the prairie the other evening. There are times when I just need to change focus and think about something besides my own life, and hiking through a grassland is the perfect tonic. Our family prairie … Continue reading
Monday morning was cold here. If I remember correctly, it was about 4 degrees below zero when I decided to go for a walk with my camera. (Because, hey, what else would you do on a morning like that?) There … Continue reading
A guest post by Anne Stine, one of our Hubbard Fellows: It just recently turned cold out, which means I’ve started daydreaming about next year’s garden. I am a native plant enthusiast, and I have decided that I’ll be planting … Continue reading
As we continue to transition into winter, many wildlife species are watching food supplies dwindle around them. Flowers have been done blooming for a long time, and now even their seeds are starting to disappear. A few hardy insects are still … Continue reading
Last week, I took a short early morning trip out to my family prairie. As the sun came up, its light was caught beautifully by the fuzzy seeds of various prairie plants, particularly stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida) and dotted gayfeather … Continue reading
Following the backyard prairie theme from earlier this week, here is a photo I took yesterday in my prairie garden. I had been looking through my files of recent images, and didn’t see anything I was excited about posting as a Photo of the Week. The … Continue reading
In last week’s Photo of the Week post, I mentioned that I’d spent part of a morning photographing white fluffy seeds in autumn prairie. (It’s not a bad life, all things considered.) As I walked that morning, I noticed how … Continue reading
We got our first snow of the season this weekend. Last night, I spent a couple hours walking with my camera at our family prairie south of town. The warm and dry November weather was really nice, but it was good … Continue reading
Entire-leaf rosinweed (Silphium integrifolium) looks much like a sunflower when it’s blooming, but it and its close relatives are actually pretty different from sunflowers. One major difference is the shape and location of the seeds. Sunflowers produce seeds in the … Continue reading