Hubbard Fellowship Blog – Eliza’s Ice Photos

A guest post by Eliza Perry, one of our Hubbard Fellows.  All photos are by Eliza:

Sorry to state the obvious, but it is cold. 

All kinds of internet wisdom has been popping up offering random coping mechanisms,
like “21 Hot Chocolate Recipes You’ll Need To Survive This Winter” and “23
Delicious Salads To Get You Through The Winter.” Salads and hot cocoa are very
important, this I can’t deny, but there’s also so much beauty in these frigid
temperatures. I am not new to the winter blues, but I try not to waste my sunny
day rations. Chris’s recent posts on still life ice portraits and river ice
behavior inspired me to venture outside with our new camera and make some
prairie ice art myself. It will be the last ice-related post for a while, we
promise!      (Editors note: I make no such promise.)


   At this point, my fingers were that odd red-hot feeling from the cold, so I gave up. I just loved how beautifully the ice distorted the landscape.

At this point, my fingers were getting that odd red-hot feeling from the cold, so I gave up. I just loved how beautifully the ice distorted the landscape.

On another note, I wanted to express my sincerest gratitude to all of those who have participated in the survey I posted last week. We’re learning some really neat things that will help us reflect on how we can do better.  I’m also learning a lot about how to conduct surveys!  There are already a number of things I would do differently in light of what I know now, but I’m learning that this is simply the nature of experimentation.

I will DEFINITELY write a post about my findings and supply links to any additional write-ups that I make.

For those who have not yet shared their thoughts about the blog, there is still time! I plan to close it for review this Friday. Click HERE to take the survey and fire away!

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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.

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