Photo of the Week – January 18, 2019

Well, I have gotten very little done over the last couple weeks. I’ve been sick (bad cold) and have mostly been lying around – not something I do or enjoy very much. Because of that, I haven’t written much and haven’t done any new photography.

Fortunately, I still have quite a few photos I can share from the trip Kim and I took to the Niobrara Valley Preserve at the end of December. Here are some photos of frosty plants from our last morning of that trip. Sorry about the lack of communication lately – I’ll try to get up and running again next week.

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)
Plains sunflower (Helianthus petiolaris)
Sand bluestem (Andropogon hallii)
Barbed wire
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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.

5 thoughts on “Photo of the Week – January 18, 2019

  1. As much as I don’t enjoy truly cold weather, I could bear it more easily if ours came with frost, snow, and ice. These photos are marvelous. I’m especially fond of the “loop,” and — believe it or not — the barbed wire. Nature’s not fussy about where she scatters her beauty!


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