Monthly Archives: September 2012

Prairie Thunder

Prairie Thunder is an excellent book by Colorado author and photographer Dave Showalter.  The book was published by Skyline Press in 2007 and contains excellent photos of Colorado’s eastern plains, as well as good descriptive writing that exhibits Showalter’s knowledge, … Continue reading

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One of my favorite autumn rituals has become my now annual trip down the road to visit the North Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park just outside the ever-expanding limits of…

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Pedal the Plains

I had a chance to attend some of the events yesterday at “Pedal the Plains,” a bicycle ride that mirrors the “Ride the Rockies” event in Colorado.  The idea is to highlight the beauty of the plains and get more … Continue reading

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An Extreme Simplicity of Line and Shape

While the best thing to do on the Great Plains is to get out and experience them in some physical way, perhaps the next best thing is to read books about the Great Plains, especially if the writer has some … Continue reading

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The Wonder and Majesty . . .

I saw an excellent presentation last week about two topics that have already graced this blog:  Sandhill Cranes and the Platte River.  The program was presented by Ken Strom, Deputy Director for Audubon Colorado, and Stephen Jones, author of Sandhill … Continue reading

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A Lingering Wild

If you’re not familiar with the photography of Michael Forsberg, here’s a link to a really nice, in depth look at the type of conservation work he’s doing to protect the plains. Michael Forsberg Video

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