Tag Archives: ants

Photo of the Week – November 16, 2017

Most of us don’t think about ants very often unless they’re marching across our kitchen counter (or up our leg).  That anonymity isn’t their fault, it’s ours.  Ants play major roles in ecoystems, and their biomass in prairies can rival … Continue reading

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Swarms, Squadrons, and Skies

(See the note at the end of this post about our free Plant Identification workshop this Thursday – July 6, 2017) Last week, my wife and I were both at the Niobrara Valley Preserve, working with other staff to evaluate … Continue reading

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Hubbard Fellowship Blog- Emerging Life

This post was written by Evan Barrientos, one of our Hubbard Fellows.  Evan is a talented writer and photographer and I encourage you to check out his personal blog. If you would like to see more of his photographs, you can … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – August 1, 2013

I first noticed the dead ants about a year ago, when James Trager was visiting our Platte River Prairies to help us see our grassland through the eyes of ants.  As we poked around the prairie together we kept seeing … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – March 21, 2013

Last week, I found ant species #23. If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know that we’re trying to inventory the ant and bee species (and others) in our Platte River Prairies.  Our main purpose is to see whether … Continue reading

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First Impressions From My Insect Week

Well, as promised, here are some early impressions from the time I spent looking around our Platte River Prairies with Mike Arduser (bees) and James Trager (ants) last week.  I’ll know a lot more after Mike and James have time to … Continue reading

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My Week with Entomologists – Day 1

This is my week to learn everything I can from James Trager and Mike Arduser – entomologists and ecologists from Missouri.  They (and their wives!) have very graciously agreed to spend the week in our Platte River Prairies to help … Continue reading

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Platte River Prairies Field Day – July 13, 2012

PLEASE JOIN US for a Platte River Prairies Field Day on July 13, 2012.  The day will include a range of activities, aimed to introduce relative newcomers to what prairies are all about and to allow more experienced prairie biologists/naturalists a chance … Continue reading

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The Density of Ants in Prairies

About five years ago there was a major rainstorm in early May that dropped 12 inches on our Platte River Prairies within 24 hours, and flooded most of our sites for several days.  I wasn’t too worried about most of … Continue reading

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