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Photo of the Week – May 26, 2017

Shell leaf penstemon (Penstemon grandiflorus) is one of the showier wildflowers in the Platte River Prairies during late May and early June.  It is most often found in dry soils and where the surrounding plants aren’t overly competitive.  We often … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – April 11, 2013

Sometimes, you can see a lot by just sitting down. I carved out some time in the field last Friday to collect data on poison hemlock in our research plots.  After finishing that, I had about half an hour before I needed to head … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – December 1, 2011

The diversity of insect species in prairies – and other ecosystems – is simply mind boggling.  One of my favorite activities with kids is to hand them an insect sweep net and let them find out for themselves just how … Continue reading

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Pussytoes and Early Season Pollinators

I drove out to our family prairie yesterday to look for some early spring activity.  I scared up a couple of turkeys and a big owl, watched a red-tailed hawk soar for a while, and listened to the western meadowlarks tuning up for the breeding season.  No snakes … Continue reading

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