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Author Archives: Chris Helzer
I spent last week in the Nebraska Sandhills, possibly the greatest grassland in the world. Last week’s trip was one of several I’ve gotten to make around that landscape this summer. It’s been great to see a much wider swath … Continue reading
There is an unmistakable look to late summer prairies, and that look is YELLOW. Sunflowers, goldenrods, and Silphiums (compass plant, cup plant, rosinweed) are all front and center this time of year. The visual dominance of yellow flowers is obvious … Continue reading
I was introduced to sand wasps (Bembix sp) by Mike Arduser when he came to visit the Platte River Prairies back in 2012. As we stood together in a sand prairie, a bee-like creature was zipping around us with incredible … Continue reading
Back on August 4, I posted a selection of similar images and asked for help selecting the best of four compositions. As has been the case in the past, there was no clear consensus, but there was a winner. That … Continue reading
I made a quick trip up to the Niobrara Valley Preserve this week. As always, there was a treasure trove of unexpected finds. Here are some of them. How many of you noticed the small larva in the above photo? … Continue reading
This post is by Eric Chien, one of our 2016-17 Hubbard Fellows. Eric hails from Minnesota, with an undergraduate education from Bowdoin College in Maine. He has a strong background in prairie management, and hopefully a bright future in that … Continue reading
It is time to register for the Grassland Restoration Network’s 2016 workshop. The Grassland Restoration Network has helped people working on prairie restoration share techniques and conservation strategies since 2003. You can read my blog post from last year’s workshop in … Continue reading
The forecast calls for a 50% chance of rain for our Field Day tomorrow. We’re not scared. If it rains hard, or if there’s lightning, we’ve got plenty of room in the house and the shop down the hill to … Continue reading
This Wednesday, I arrived at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center southwest of Lincoln, Nebraska just as a heavy morning fog was beginning to dissipate. I had about 10 minutes before a meeting, so I grabbed my camera, threw on some … Continue reading
Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. I’m no expert in financial investing, but I’d like to retire someday, so I muddle along the best I can. As I skim through various financial statements and investment newsletters, I … Continue reading