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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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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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Frozen Bugs (and Beetles)

My family and I spent some time exploring the frozen pond/wetland at our prairie during the holiday break.  We even got a couple days of great ice skating weather. While we were on the ice, we found some great patterns (see earlier post), but we … Continue reading

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Ice Patterns

The melting and freezing of water can sure create beauty.  During the last week, I’ve spent several days at our prairie cutting trees and playing with my kids.  The wetland on the property is frozen enough for ice skating, but warm days/cold … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – December 13, 2013

Monday morning was cold here.  If I remember correctly, it was about 4 degrees below zero when I decided to go for a walk with my camera.  (Because, hey, what else would you do on a morning like that?) There … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – December 5, 2013

Continuing the theme from earlier this week, here is another photo of a sunflower seed head.  This one was taken on a frosty morning last week. I usually try to avoid putting a horizon line behind the subject of a … Continue reading

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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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