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Snow-on-the-mountain (Euphorbia marginata) is a showy plant, but not because of its flowers. In fact, the flowers are tiny and very simple. It’s the leaves (and some bracts beneath the flowers) that make the plant outstanding in its field. Like … Continue reading
I stole an hour of photography time this week as a foggy morning worked its way toward a sunny afternoon. The small restored prairie on the edge of town was a great place to explore. A few surprises awaited. Though … Continue reading
Stickleaf (Mentzelia nuda) is a common short-lived wildflower in western Nebraska. It and other stickleaf plants are named for the dense barbed hairs on their leaves that make them sticky to touch. This particular species of stickleaf also has beautiful … Continue reading
I was looking through some photos from earlier this year and found one that I’d meant to post back in June but hadn’t. I like it, and even though it’s a few months late, I hope you like it too. … Continue reading
Back in July, I got to photograph flowers and insects at The Nature Conservancy’s Bluestem Prairie in Minnesota. One of the subjects I enjoyed photographing was a little yellow-flowered plant in the genus Lysimachia. I don’t know the name of … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I took my camera across town for a walk in a small local prairie. There were numerous flowers blooming, but the stiff sunflowers (Helianthus pauciflorus) were stealing the show. I shot quite a few photos of … Continue reading
Recently, we’ve been seeing some very pretty sunrises and sunsets (and moon rises, for that matter) because of a thin veil of smoke in the sky from the western U.S. wildfires. That diffused light makes pretty good opportunities for photos, … Continue reading
Scaly blazingstar (Liatris squarrosa) is just starting to bloom in the Platte River Prairies. It has beautiful and intricate flowers with very long anthers protruding from its tiny blossoms. At least it usually does… I was photographing some blazingstar flowers … Continue reading
Upright yellow coneflower (Ratibida columnifera), aka Mexican hat, is blooming all over the Platte River Prairies right now. As with most showy flowers, the coneflowers are crawling with insects of many kinds. I spent a fun half hour (31 minutes, … Continue reading