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From time to time, I like to use this blog to provide important public service information. Today, I am attempting to fill an important gap in the bank of available prairie ecology images. I looked and looked online but was … 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
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
I spent last week in the Nebraska Sandhills, possibly the greatest grassland in the world. Last week’s trip was one of several I’ve gotten to make around that landscape this summer. It’s been great to see a much wider swath … Continue reading
Lately, I’ve had some great opportunities to photograph big charismatic animals like bison and cute mammals like prairie dogs. During the same period, however, I’ve also managed to make the kind of photographs I’m most drawn to – images of … Continue reading
I often tell people, “I’m not an insect expert, I’m an insect enthusiast.” I don’t spend nearly enough time immersed in the vagaries of invertebrate taxonomy and biology to know much more than some interesting trivia about most species. This … Continue reading
I’m just back from a great week in the Nebraska Sandhills. I saw an amazing array of wildlife, invertebrates, plants and landscapes. Of the many wildflowers in bloom this week, none punctuated the hills more beautifully than yucca (aka soapweed). … Continue reading
Last summer in Minnesota, I saw my all-time favorite insect for only the third time ever. The camouflaged looper is a tiny inchworm that disguises itself with bits of the flower it is feeding on. It is a fairly widespread … Continue reading
While my wife Kim and I were at the Niobrara Valley Preserve for several days in December, we spotted a small creature neither of us had seen before. We were walking along the edge of the river (hoping to see … Continue reading