Photo of the Week – October 27, 2016

I’m up at the Niobrara Valley Preserve.  We spent the whole day herding bison today, so obviously I’m posting several photos of some autumn leaves I photographed along a creek after we finished.

Cottonwood leaf in a stream. The Nature Conservancy's Niobrara Valley Preserve, Nebraska.

Cottonwood leaf in a creek. The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve, Nebraska.

The same leaf. Different angle.

Same leaf, different angle.

Different leaf, same creek.

Different leaf, same creek.

Once I get time to sort through them, I’ll probably have some bison roundup photos to post too…

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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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2 Responses to Photo of the Week – October 27, 2016

  1. shoreacres says:

    I’m anxious to see those bison photos (though the leaves are lovely). I’m headed home after an extended trip “just looking” at prairies in Missouri and Kansas, and at the Tallgrass prairie, I had the chance to ride into the pasture with the fellow whose job it is to “train” the bison to follow his lead into the pens. It was quite an experience, to say the least. What my photos will look like, I’m not sure — photographing isn’t my strong suit anyway, and doing it from the front seat of a pickup bouncing through a pasture adds some complexities — but what an experience!

    Seeing the bison, and two fall burns, brought some real context to your posts about prairie management. It’s terrificallly interesting: not to mention important.

  2. Robert Brewer says:

    Beautiful to see the Fall cottonwood leaves. Thanks for sharing.

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