Tag Archives: winter

Winter Wildlife Food

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

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Bee Goggles

One of the best outcomes from learning a lot about a group of species is that I start to see prairie through their eyes.  That perspective has been really valuable for me and has led me to evaluate, restore, and manage … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – February 28, 2013

Here’s a photo interpretation puzzle for you. Last Saturday, I was hiking through the fresh snow in a small local prairie when I found this interesting print.  Clearly the print was made by a bird, but what kind, and what was it doing?  … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – February 21, 2013

This photo reminds me of something, but I can’t figure out what it is.  Help? The photo shows melting snow crystals around the edge of some prairie grass.  You can’t see the grass because I focused in very closely on … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – February 14, 2013

It’s a tough time of year to be a wildflower photographer.  The first spring flowers are still months away, and fall flowers are a distant memory.  What’s a guy to do?  Gotta make the best of things, I guess. Here’s … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – January 17, 2013

Ok, I know milkweed seeds have been done to death by photographers.  I, personally, have somewhere around a zillion milkweed seed photos.  But milkweed seeds in the winter?  With hoar frost?  And a snowy background?  That’s just magic.  How can … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – January 10, 2013

Portholes in the snow. Early morning hoar frost, calm winds, and a hazy sunrise got me out the door with my camera Tuesday morning.  I found plenty to photograph, including frosty milkweed seeds, mouse tracks, and lots more.  But it … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – January 3, 2013

This photo was taken several years ago outside the house of my in-laws in eastern Nebraska.  I don’t usually photograph birds, but I was there and the birds were there, and one thing led to another… It was snowing, but … Continue reading

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Happy New (Dry) Year – 2013

Happy New Year!  It sure is nice to start 2013 with some moisture on the ground.  Let’s hope we get some more… Ecologically speaking, the biggest local story in 2012 was the dry weather.  In fact, our nearest “large” city, Grand Island, Nebraska had … Continue reading

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Frosty Morning Walk

We got our first real snow of the season last week.  Early Friday morning, I braved the icy roads and made it to our Platte River Prairies in time for a sunrise walk.  It was a beautiful morning.  The temperature … Continue reading

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