Photo of the Week – December 15, 2016

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 unable to find any photos of insects on prairie dog poop.

Now there will be two.  You’re very welcome.

Flies on prairie dog poop.  The Nature Conservancy's Niobrara Valley Preserve, Nebraska.
Flies on prairie dog poop. The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve, Nebraska.
A beetle on prairie dog poop.  The Nature Conservancy's Niobrara Valley Preserve, Nebraska.
A beetle on prairie dog poop. The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve, Nebraska.