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Category Archives: Prairie Plants
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
I recently wrote an article for NEBRASKAland magazine about milkweed and the surprising number of milkweed species that can be found in Nebraska. (See the most recent online issue here). In total, there are seventeen species known to the state, and … Continue reading
This Wednesday (June 22) is our next Platte River Prairies Field Day. Admission is free, and there will be several hikes/presentations to choose from during each of the four session periods during the day. Come learn about prairie plants and insects, … Continue reading
I’m just back from a great week in the Nebraska Sandhills. I saw an amazing array of wildlife, invertebrates, plants and landscapes. Of the many wildflowers in bloom this week, none punctuated the hills more beautifully than yucca (aka soapweed). … Continue reading