Tag Archives: wetland restoration

Emergence of Life in a Wetland

After many years of wanting to, we finally installed some solar-powered pumps and livestock water tanks in our family prairie.  (Thanks to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Nebraska Game and Parks for providing cost-share money!)  Those two water … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – April 3, 2014

This week, I present four photographs from one of the timelapse cameras along a restored wetland in our Platte River Prairies.  All four photographs were taken automatically by the camera, and none are particularly striking images, artistically speaking. Nice sales job, eh? … 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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Photo of the Week – January 9, 2014

Earlier this week, I found myself lying on my back in the tight crawlspace beneath a house at our Platte River Prairies, helping our land manager fix a ruptured water line.  For this claustrophobic prairie ecologist, the dark cramped space under that double wide trailer house … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – January 2, 2014

I’ve had a couple recent posts about the timelapse imagery from our Derr Wetland restoration.  We get to see some amazing things when there are cameras out there shooting photographs at regular intervals… At the Derr Wetland, we have one installation that employs two cameras mounted right … Continue reading

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Timelapse Snapshots

One of the great features of timelapse photography is the ability to compress time and see patterns or changes in the landscape we’d otherwise miss (such as daily groundwater fluctuations due to evapotranspiration).  However, another benefit of timelapse photography is simply the regular documentation of what’s … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – November 16, 2012

I really enjoy photography, but I’m glad I don’t have to make my living doing it.  For me, photography is something I get to do for fun – grabbing opportunities when they arise, instead of having to record a particular … Continue reading

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An Update on a Wetland Project (Remember the Sludge?)

Several people have asked me to provide an update on the wetland restoration project I posted about last November.  At that time, we’d just completed our second (last?) phase of the dirtwork to convert sand pit lakes to a stream … Continue reading

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Timelapse Photography of a Wetland Restoration

Last fall, we finished construction on a wetland restoration project along a creek through our Platte River Prairies.  In an earlier post I described some of the issues we had with excess organic matter that mounded up as we filled … Continue reading

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What Do I Do With This Sludge? A Wetland Restoration Report and Plea for Advice.

This fall, we completed (mostly) a wetland restoration project I’ve been trying to finish for more than a decade.  A beautiful clearwater meandering stream runs through our Platte River Prairies south of Wood River, Nebraska.  At one point, however, the … Continue reading

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