Photo of the Week – December 29, 2011

It’s been another great year.  Thanks for your continued support of this blog. 

Here are two winter prairie photos that seemed to be appropriate for the end of a year.  Both were late evening photos from earlier this month, taken at my family prairie south of Aurora.

First snow of the season at the Helzer Prairie south of Aurora, Nebraska. This photo was taken well after the sun had gone below the horizon, resulting in a bluish tinge to the snow.


Moon over snowy prairie at dusk.

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, have a great New Year!

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About Chris Helzer

Chris Helzer is the Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska. His main role is to evaluate and capture lessons from the Conservancy’s land management and restoration work and then share those lessons with other landowners – both private and public. In addition, Chris works to raise awareness about the importance of prairies and their conservation through his writing, photography, and presentations to various groups. Chris is also the author of "The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States", published by the University of Iowa Press. He lives in Aurora, Nebraska with his wife Kim and their children.

9 thoughts on “Photo of the Week – December 29, 2011

  1. Great photos!! I wish we could have snow over here by Wahoo but everyone else wants this 50 degree weather to continue. Pfft, I want snow. It’s January and I think it would fit the scene, if you know what I mean.


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