Photo of the Week – February 22, 2019

Earlier this week, instead of writing a pithy blog post (obviously), I made a couple short trips outside with my camera. The sun defied the forecast and provided some nice light and I decided I’d better take advantage of that. These are the kinds of decisions I have to wrestle with on a day to day basis. Do I write a blog post? Enter data? Or go wander around a prairie in the snow? It really is a tough job.

Anyway, here are some photos from the week.

Grass with frost and snow
Heath aster
Maximilian sunflower through a tiny window in the snow.
Sunflower head
Heath aster through a window in the snow.
Canada wild rye
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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 – February 22, 2019

  1. My favorites are the Heath Aster photos and I do like the Maximilian Sunflower highlighted by the circle of snow! It’s important to see the beauty in all things as sometimes it’s all we have.


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