Photo of the Week – January 12, 2019

For this week’s Photo of the Week series, I dug back into the photos from last month’s trip to the Niobrara Valley Preserve. On the last day of the trip, we woke up to fog and frost layered on top of an already snow landscape. The combination created a landscape of nearly monotone white. While I found plenty of photo opportunities across the frosty landscape, any bit of color really stood out against that background. Maybe the strongest examples of that were the numerous wild rose hips scattered around. Here are some photos I took of those rose hips, along with one landscape photo to help set the scene for you. Enjoy!

In other news, I had a post featured in The Nature Conservancy’s Cool Green Science blog earlier this week. It was a great opportunity to share my square meter photo project with a broad audience. If you’re not familiar with the Cool Green Science blog, I’d encourage you to check it out. You can find a great variety of interesting topics there.

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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.

3 thoughts on “Photo of the Week – January 12, 2019

  1. The first photo of a rose hip reminds me of one you posted a while back when I was first getting interested in prairie ecology — I titled it “Hip, hip, hooray.” (That one had only two “arms” and a head.) It encouraged me to continue my study, and I’m sure glad I did. I’ve learned a lot from you and look forward to everything you send — so, thanks!

  2. These are lovely! We just had a day like that here, very cold night with moisture in the air, everything covered in hoar frost and then the sun came out. Just stunning. Thank you!

  3. Thank you for the Cool Green Science Blog address. Read your article. You do a terrific job. Love your photography. I share your blog once in a while with nature loving friends. Jane Papsdorf

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