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During a brief stop at our family’s prairie this morning, I noticed a small spider on its web, and set up my tripod to see if I could photograph it. Just after I got a couple nice photos, a grasshopper … Continue reading
What’s the minimum effective size of a prairie? For example, can a prairie be the size of a kitchen table? Let’s say someone converted a landscape full of prairie to an immense gravel parking lot, leaving only a round kitchen … Continue reading
I’ve been enjoying the early flush of wildflowers this spring, and have been trying to photograph them when I get time. Because I already have quite a few close-up portraits of most of these species already, I’ve been trying to … Continue reading
Man, I sure do love Carolina anemone (Anemone carolinianum). It’s such a beautiful plant in such a compact package. We have a few plants blooming in our prairie garden at home, but last weekend, I went looking for more of them … Continue reading
Much of the Central United States is emerging from an ice storm that glazed streets and closed schools. On the positive side, it also coated our prairies (and everything else) with a beautiful layer of ice. As the sun came … Continue reading
Because conservation work can sometimes seem like blowing into the wind, it’s important to pause periodically to celebrate progress. For example, I am really excited about what has been accomplished in the field of prairie restoration. We’ve known for a … Continue reading
It feels like autumn has arrived. We had frost on the ground yesterday, most wildflowers are done blooming, fluffy seeds are erupting across the prairie, and leaves and stems are turning from green to yellow. Leaves of shrubs and trees … Continue reading
I’m pretty good at spotting insects. When I walk around prairies with a camera, I’m usually looking down, scanning for small creatures. Just as I imagine a building inspector develops search images for signs of mold, fire hazards, and shoddy construction, my … Continue reading
NOTE: This post originally misidentified this hawk as a juvenile ferruginous hawk, but after some helpful comments from readers and confirmation from a couple other experts, I have edited the post to make it clear that it is, indeed, a … Continue reading
Two weeks ago, I posted about Yellow Season in prairies. That annual phenomenon continues, and at our family prairie this week, stiff goldenrod was front and center. Pollinators and pollen-eating insects seemed to approve.