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Category Archives: Prairie Plants
I stole an hour of photography time this week as a foggy morning worked its way toward a sunny afternoon. The small restored prairie on the edge of town was a great place to explore. A few surprises awaited. Though … Continue reading
Note to my son (and others who mainly follow this blog to see if there are cool pictures or pictures of them): This is a pretty long and involved post – sorry. The first picture is probably the best one, … Continue reading
Stickleaf (Mentzelia nuda) is a common short-lived wildflower in western Nebraska. It and other stickleaf plants are named for the dense barbed hairs on their leaves that make them sticky to touch. This particular species of stickleaf also has beautiful … Continue reading
Two weeks ago, I posted about Yellow Season in prairies. That annual phenomenon continues, and at our family prairie this week, stiff goldenrod was front and center. Pollinators and pollen-eating insects seemed to approve.
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
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
Our next Field Day at The Nature Conservancy’s Platte River Prairies will be Saturday August 6. We hope that by making it on a Saturday we will make it more accessible to families and people whose bosses don’t let them … Continue reading
Last week, the Hubbard Fellows and I attended the 24th North American Prairie Conference (NAPC) in Normal, Illinois. The NAPC is always an enjoyable and thought-provoking conference that brings together scientists, photographers, land managers, poets, and prairie enthusiasts from across … Continue reading
Lately, I’ve had some great opportunities to photograph big charismatic animals like bison and cute mammals like prairie dogs. During the same period, however, I’ve also managed to make the kind of photographs I’m most drawn to – images of … Continue reading