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At the Platte River Prairies, we conduct prescribed burns for various purposes. Some fires are intended to kill eastern red cedar trees or to suppress cool-season invasive grasses. Other fires are aimed at removing thatch and old vegetative growth – … Continue reading
Below are two photos of a creek and associated wetlands taken by a timelapse camera. The first photo was taken in early June, 2015 and the second photo was taken about a month later. Looking just at those two photos, … Continue reading
The Grassland Restoration Network is a loose affiliation of people trying to use prairie restoration (reconstruction) as a way to rebuild, conserve and sustain grassland ecosystems. Each year, we put on a workshop to share ideas, techniques, research results, and stories with other. Workshops are hosted by … Continue reading
Last November, we conducted a prescribed burn at a 3-year old restored prairie. Two weeks later, I was surprised to be able to photograph green regrowth in that area. Last week, I revisited the same burned area and got yet another … Continue reading
This post was written by Eric Chien, one of our Hubbard Fellows. I hope you’ll read and respond to his ideas about a different kind of tourism in the Great Plains. (Also, please don’t forget to fill out our blog … Continue reading
I need a favor. I spend quite a bit of time working on this blog each week, but in some ways publishing blog posts is like tossing text and photos into a void. To help me better understand who is … 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
I bet you won’t be surprised to learn that this particular grasshopper feeds primarily on this particular plant… The coloring of the cudweed grasshopper (Hypochlora alba – aka sagebrush grasshopper, greenish-white grasshopper, mugwort grasshopper) could not be more perfect as … Continue reading
Carolina anemone, aka windflower (Anemone caroliniana), is one of my favorite spring wildflowers. Like many early bloomers, it’s beautiful but inconspicuous. Despite its gorgeous flower color(s), it can be really hard to see unless you’re within a few feet of … Continue reading
A couple weeks ago, I led a discussion between 30 or 40 ecologists and grassland managers from The Nature Conservancy’s Central United States Division. During that discussion, we reached a consensus that creating a “shifting mosaic of habitats” was … Continue reading