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The Nebraska Sandhills is an incredible landscape of nearly 12 million acres of prairie. Most of the Sandhills consists of privately-owned ranches, and the majority of that land is conservatively managed by ranchers trying to make a living on top … 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
I made a quick trip up to the Niobrara Valley Preserve this week. As always, there was a treasure trove of unexpected finds. Here are some of them. How many of you noticed the small larva in the above photo? … Continue reading
Oh man, there are so many choices for titles when writing a blog post about dung beetles… While my wife and I were hiking around the Niobrara Valley Preserve a few weeks ago, Kim spotted a couple dung beetles rolling … Continue reading
One of the great things about working for The Nature Conservancy is that I get to do a lot of bison watching. Just in the last couple weeks I’ve had several opportunities to get close to bison at our Niobrara … Continue reading
I don’t often photograph sunrises and sunsets. I’ve got file folders full of color slides from my early years of photography, many of which are trees, grain bins, and other objects silhouetted against the purple or orange sky of sunrises … Continue reading
The Nebraska Sandhills region consists of about 12 million acres of sand dunes with a thin layer of vegetation draped across them. That vegetation has come and gone over the last several thousand years, as long-term climatic patterns have shifted … 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
I’m in the Nebraska Sandhills all this week, doing field work. Being in the middle of 12 million acres of intact native prairie has its advantages, but there’s not much time or internet connectivity for blog posting. I’m hoping I … Continue reading