Next Platte River Prairies Field Day – August 21

On Friday August 21, we’ll be hosting our next Field Day on the Platte River Prairies.  The agenda is nearly set – we’re just waiting for final confirmation from a few presenters before putting out the official agenda.  We’ll have sessions on plant identification, prairie restoration and management, birds, ethnobotany, pollinators, dragonflies, invertebrate ecology, and more.

Fish sampling demonstration at Derr Wetland during TNC Platte River Prairies Field Day.

Field Day participants look at stream fish at our June 2015 Platte River Prairies Field Day.

Please plan to join us between 9am and 4pm (come and go as you like.)  There is no cost or registration required, but bring your own lunch.  We’ll have some light snacks and water/lemonade for you.  Directions to the site can be found here.

I’ll post the final agenda when it’s ready to go.

Photo of the Week – August 6, 2015

There are many benefits of being a morning person.  For example, I see a lot of sunrises – even in the summer when the sun comes up well before most people are awake.

Last weekend, I got up early and drove out to our Platte River Prairies to catch the sunrise.

I’m sure glad I did.

Sunrise in sand prairie.  TNC Platte River Prairies, Nebraska.

Stiff sunflowers (Helianthus pauciflorus) greeting the sunrise in sand prairie. TNC Platte River Prairies, Nebraska.