Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Great Drought (Again)

Originally posted on The Prairie Ecologist:
A warm and dry winter, followed by a hot dry spring and summer…  Temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit for weeks at a time…  Wildflowers blooming two to three weeks earlier than normal, and often…

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If Bees Are Few . . .

I ran across this poem from Emily Dickinson recently and wanted to post it here.  I don’t want to ruin it either with too much analysis, so I’m opting for no analysis at all, and just letting it stand alone. … Continue reading

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Should Conservation Look Back? Examining Historic Wildlife Populations of America’s Serengeti

Should Conservation Look Back? Examining Historic Wildlife Populations of America’s Serengeti.

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Minnesota Tall Grass Prairie

Generally speaking, the tall grass prairies that (used to) occupy a huge territory to the east of the 100th meridian are not considered part of the Great Plains.  Still, these places display a rich biological diversity, and are unique in … Continue reading

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High Noon

The extensive canyon lands that cover parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas have no all-encompassing name.  The closest thing is the large escarpment called Black Mesa, which is in parts of Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma.  In fact, … Continue reading

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