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Tag Archives: tallgrass prairie
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
Last week, several of us from the Platte River Prairies traveled south to visit the Konza Prairie Biological Station near Manhattan Kansas. Konza Prairie includes about 8,600 acres of prairie, jointly owned by Kansas State University and The Nature Conservancy. … Continue reading
Not many plants wait for the sun to go down before they open their flowers… Like other evening primroses, Missouri evening primrose blooms overnight rather than during the day. The plants can produce multiple flowers, which open at about sunset, but each individual … Continue reading
HOW OFTEN SHOULD PRAIRIES BE BURNED? It’s a question prairie ecologists and managers have been wrestling with for many years. Unfortunately, research on the impacts of fire management is somewhat limited and often contradictory. Much of the best research has … Continue reading
We’ve been conducting field surveys of regal fritillary butterflies for the last three years. During that time, we’ve learned a lot about how those butterflies are responding our prairie management and restoration work. So far, there are two overwhelming lessons … Continue reading
A few months ago, I wrote a post about the necessity for better communication between those working on grassland restoration projects in longleaf pine woodlands and those in midwestern prairies. At the time, I suggested the need for opportunities to … Continue reading
Picture a grassland dominated by little bluestem and other grass species. One that has an abundance of wildflowers, including bird’s foot violet, goat’s rue, partridge pea, and numerous varieties of goldenrod, bushclover, and tickclover – among many others. This prairie … Continue reading