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Photo of the Week – June 23, 2017

This is a good year for sensitive briar (Mimosa quadrivalvus) in the Platte River Prairies.  Sensitive briar is a spiny perennial legume that sprawls across the ground in dry prairies and has leaves that fold up when touched or blown … Continue reading

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Prairie Ecologist Spam

Ok, this is pretty tangential, but I just have to share. One component of this blog that is hidden to everyone but me is the abundance of spam comments that show up in my queue, waiting to be approved or … Continue reading

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Sensitive Briar Explosion

It’s been a cool and wet year spring and summer here.  Seed harvest is about 2 weeks behind schedule because plants are flowering later than in recent years, and we’re seeing unusual abundances (high and low) of some plant species.  … Continue reading

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