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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
Before I begin this post, let me say thank you to all of you who voted on the photo choices offered up in last Friday’s post. This time, there was no difficulty in determining the winners. About 90% of the … Continue reading
One of the great things about prairies – and nature in general – is that there is way more to discover than I’ll ever have time for. Especially within the world of invertebrates, there is no shortage of species to … Continue reading
Last weekend, I took advantage of a beautiful evening and went for a hike at Griffith Prairie, a site north of town owned and managed by Prairie Plains Resource Institute. It was mostly cloudy, but I was banking on the clouds thinning before … Continue reading
I’m a terrible birder. I used to be pretty good, but I’ve kind of lost my motivation – there are too many other things to look at when I’m out in the field. Last Friday, I was at the annual Prairie … Continue reading
I usually feel pretty good about being a prairie ecologist and the contributions I make to the world. But, to be completely honest – and you’ll probably find this surprising – I don’t often find opportunities to use my professional … 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
Here are three photos from the last couple weeks that didn’t fit into any particular story or theme. Each is from a different prairie, and each was the result of a quick opportunistic stop in the midst of doing something else. The pitcher sage photo … Continue reading
A little more than a week ago, I took a walk through one of the restored wetlands here in the Platte River Prairies, enjoying the abundance of wildflowers and other life. Here are a few photos from that walk. You … Continue reading