I’ve been working on the layout of the book version of the Square Meter Photography Project from last year. I’m really excited to share it with you when it’s published. As I was looking through images for the book, I kept finding a lot of nice shots from the same day – August 21, 2018. Much of the power of the photo project came from the diversity of species and images I found within a tiny area of prairie. These August 21 photos have particular power because of the diversity they display within the same day!
Here is just a selection (less than half) from the best quality photos I took about a year ago within my little square meter plot at Lincoln Creek Prairie. All the photographs were taken within about a 50 minute period during the morning and an additional 40 minutes in the afternoon. Don’t let anyone tell you there’s nothing going on in prairies…
i noticed that my silphiums have that happening to them. My Rosin weed and Compas plant have been decapitated by the Silphium weevil. I didn’t know what it was that does that and they they lay their eggs up there. Luckily the plant rallied and produced more blooms. Thanks for this interesting information. I love the photos that show how much is really going on in a natural setting.
Spectacular! I look forward to the book! So much to see when you look closely – thank you for demonstrating this so beautifully.
Do you sell your photos (suitable for framing?
On Fri, Aug 30, 2019, 11:55 AM The Prairie Ecologist wrote:
> Chris Helzer posted: ” I’ve been working on the layout of the book version > of the Square Meter Photography Project from last year. I’m really excited > to share it with you when it’s published. As I was looking through images > for the book, I kept finding a lot of nice shots fr” >
Hi LeAnne. No, I don’t really get into that business. I work mostly with books and magazines because selling digital images is much easier than handling the logistics of printing.
Chris, I enjoy your posts about the plants and animals of the prairies. Even though I live far away in s. Arizona, I still like growing some prairie plants and making an ecosystem for the upper desert animals to live in. I have a group on FB called, Desert Wash, to focus on this. One of the plants I grow is the Maximillian sunflower. I love hearing about plants like this in their natural setting. Thank you for all the wonderful information. My dream is that people will restore natural ecosystems and the health of the planet.