Tag Archives: identification

Making Species Identification Accessible to the Masses

I was out in a prairie this morning (on crutches) and managed to get a little photography done.  Very frequently, I think about how fortunate I am that most of my photography happens out of sight of the general public, … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – December 1, 2016

Insect identification is unfair. I came across this photo yesterday while looking through some images from last summer.  The photo caught my eye and I thought maybe I’d write a short natural history blurb about it and use that as … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – November 21, 2013

Can you identify this prominent tallgrass prairie plant? . . Here’s another photo of the same species.  More of you should be able to identify it now. . Stumped? It’s compass plant (Silphium laciniatum).  Here’s a summer photo from Missouri.

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Hubbard Fellowship Blog – Mystery Eggs

  A guest post by Anne Stine, one of our Hubbard Fellows.  All photos are by Anne. A couple of weeks ago (in mid-October) I noticed unusual egg cases about 2-3 inches off the ground on the base of Siberian … Continue reading

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Can You Name This Wildflower? (2)

Can you identify this wildflower species from its winter seed head? If you think you’ve got the answer, write it in the “Comments” below.  (either click on “comments” or write in the “reply” space, depending upon which format you’re seeing this post … Continue reading

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