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Pill Bug Mystery

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

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Photo of the Week – November 18, 2016

Back in April, I wrote a post about the regrowth after one of our spring prescribed fires.  That’s a fun time of year to burn because the growing season is getting started and the response of green plants pushing through the black … Continue reading

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2014 Woodland Burning at the Rulo Bluffs Preserve

I made a trip down to our Rulo Bluffs Preserve last week.  I wanted to get down and see the results of the prescribed fire we conducted earlier this spring.  We’re in a restoration mode at the site, trying to … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – May 1, 2014

I’ve conducted hundreds of prairie fires without incident, but still feel a sense of relief every time we wrap another one up successfully. Today’s featured photo shows the tail end – the denouement, if you will – of one of this year’s spring fires.  … Continue reading

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Watching the Sandhills Bounce Back at the Niobrara Valley Preserve

I took our Hubbard Fellows up to the Niobrara Valley Preserve in north-central Nebraska last week.  While we were there, I spent quite a bit of time in the east bison pasture, where the recovery of prairie plants from last year’s … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – April 29, 2011

There’s a mesmerizing quality to fire.  Whether it’s the single dancing flame of a candle or a raging inferno, it can be hard to pull your eyes away. My impression is that some arsonists light things on fire just to … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – March 10, 2011

It’s fire season!  Or, at least, it’s the season that many of us start conducting prescribed fires in prairies.  For various reasons, March and April tend to be the months during which the vast majority of prescribed fires take place.  … Continue reading

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