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Trying to Create Something Different in the Nebraska Sandhills

At our Niobrara Valley Preserve (NVP), we’re experimenting with prairie management techniques to see if we can create a wider range of habitat conditions than is found throughout much of the Nebraska Sandhills.  On many Sandhills ranches, pastures look fairly … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Sunflower Party Time!

Sunflowers are seen by some people as big beautiful flowers, and by others as big ugly weeds.  Regardless of aesthetic opinions, however, sunflowers appear to be pulling their weight, and more, in the ecology of the Nebraska sandhills prairies this year.  … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – January 6, 2012

You might recognize the background of this photo from the Photo of the Week back on December 23.  Sorry about the duplication, but I really liked this image – and it’s been too warm to get any recent ice or snow … Continue reading

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