Category Archives: Prairie

Sunrise over a snow-covered prairie…

It’s been a long, long, cold winter this year. I’ve been feeling unmotivated recently when it comes to taking outdoor photos… it’s snow and more snow. I feel like been there, seen that, probably already photographed that. Then I woke … Continue reading

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Spring comes to the prairie…

Spring has finally arrived, at least in Southern Wisconsin. (Northern Wisconsin just received 12-18 inches of snow.) It took a while to get here. The snow kept hanging on. Last year spring was here before we could even register that … Continue reading

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Creativity on the prairie…

Yesterday was a beautifully sunny day with just a touch of fall in the air and I spent the day enjoying the Southwest Wisconsin Prairie Festival. There were talks about prairies, grassland birds, invasive species, badgers, prairie gardening, prairie walks, and … Continue reading

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Films to inspire…

Over the last several months I’ve watched a couple of interesting prairie, land restoration and land ethic films. The first of these was ‘Greenfire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time.’ A documentary about environmentalist Aldo Leopold, how he grew … Continue reading

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Dew-covered prairie…

When I stepped through the door this morning the world was sparkling. We have not had dew for months and it was spectacular as the sun glistened off the dew. Here are a few of the plants I saw on … Continue reading

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No rain in sight…

It’s been a crazy year of weather. If we were just to list the highlights it would sound like we were in the midst of an apocalypse movie… wildfires, heat waves, floods, droughts… Here in Southwestern Wisconsin we are in the … Continue reading

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Busy… busy… busy…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and part of this blog is about phenology… what is coming up out in the prairie. Lilly and I have still been walking the prairie daily and I’ve been taking photos of … Continue reading

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