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Tag Archives: the nature conservancy
During the 20 years of my employment with The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska, I’ve been involved in at least 20 bison roundups (we usually do two a year – one for each herd at our Niobrara Valley Preserve). Last week’s … Continue reading
This post was written by Eric Chien, one of our Hubbard Fellows. Eric comes from Minnesota and brings great energy to our prairie stewardship work. He’s also very bright, and an engaging writer, as you’ll see in this and other … Continue reading
Many of you have followed this blog enough to be familiar with our Hubbard Fellowship program and the experiences they’ve had with us during the last several years. In June, our fourth pair of Fellows, Katharine and Eric, joined us here … Continue reading
Please plan to join us for our next field day on June 22, 2016. We will have multiple field sessions to choose from throughout the day from 9am to 3:30pm. There is no cost for attending, and families are welcome. … Continue reading
Carolina anemone, aka windflower (Anemone caroliniana), is one of my favorite spring wildflowers. Like many early bloomers, it’s beautiful but inconspicuous. Despite its gorgeous flower color(s), it can be really hard to see unless you’re within a few feet of … Continue reading
Back in July, I got to photograph flowers and insects at The Nature Conservancy’s Bluestem Prairie in Minnesota. One of the subjects I enjoyed photographing was a little yellow-flowered plant in the genus Lysimachia. I don’t know the name of … Continue reading
After the 2012 wildfire that swept through the Niobrara River Valley in north-central Nebraska, one of the concerns among our neighbors and other observers was the chance of significant erosion from both wind and water. Based on previous experience with … Continue reading
Many of you remember previous posts about the wildfire that swept across the Niobrara Valley back in July 2012. About half of The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve burned during that event. Through some funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust … Continue reading
I’m in Austin, Texas this week, attending a conference of science and stewardship staff of The Nature Conservancy from around the country. Ahead of the conference, I attended a field trip through portions of the Texas Hill Country near Austin. … Continue reading