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Hubbard Fellowship Blog – First Burn of the Season

It’s burn season on the Platte and our team is foaming at the mouth to get some fire on the ground. Prescribed fire is completely dependent on suitable weather conditions, so almost every day we wake up hopeful to burn, … Continue reading

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2014 Sandhill Crane Migration – Platte River, Nebraska

March is always a busy time on Nebraska’s Platte River.  It’s the beginning of prime prescribed fire season, of course, and a good time to work on fence repair and tree clearing projects.  But there’s no question that sandhill cranes … Continue reading

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Hubbard Fellowship Blog – March 2014

This is a guest post by Eliza Perry, one of our Hubbard Fellows. After a few months with very little fresh air, we have been busy getting ready for the crane and burn seasons here on the Platte. Anne and … Continue reading

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The Magic (?) Stick

Ok, this is something I can’t explain – I’m hoping someone else can help. The slideshow below consists of a series of images taken about an hour apart last June by one of the timelapse cameras at The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – March 6, 2014

As I posted a couple days ago, I spent some time at my favorite wetland earlier this week.  It was a cold, but very pleasant morning.  The sun was moving in and out of thin clouds, creating attractive light and … Continue reading

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Hubbard Fellowship Blog – Eliza’s Ice Photos

A guest post by Eliza Perry, one of our Hubbard Fellows.  All photos are by Eliza: Sorry to state the obvious, but it is cold.  All kinds of internet wisdom has been popping up offering random coping mechanisms, like “21 … Continue reading

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The Joy of Being a Mentor

I love giving presentations to school kids, but don’t have the time to do it very often.  However, when a former intern asked me to come talk to her class, it was hard to say no.  As a result, I spent a day … Continue reading

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Save the Dates – Platte River Prairies Events in 2014

If you’ve been waiting for a special invitation to come explore the Platte River Prairies, here it is… “Come explore the Platte River Prairies!” During 2014, we will be hosting a number of events, including two Field Days, several volunteer … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – January 24, 2014

I’m in New Orleans this week at a conference with more than 200 colleagues from across the Central U.S.  It’s been inspiring to hang out  and learn from them.  Early in the week, I got to go on a field trip to … Continue reading

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Hubbard Fellowship Blog – Back on the prairie: fresh snow and hoar frost

  A guest post from Anne Stine, one of our Hubbard Fellows.  All photos are by Anne.   I’ve finally returned to Wood River after a long absence. It’s been ages since I was out on the prairie, or since … Continue reading

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