Monthly Archives: November 2012

Dealing With a Pervasive Invasive – Kentucky Bluegrass in Prairies

Originally posted on The Prairie Ecologist:
Many of the prairies we manage have pretty degraded plant communities, characterized by low plant diversity and dominance by a few grass species – including the invasive Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis).  Our primary objective for these…

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Proving Up

I just finished a book called Ghost Dances – Proving Up on the Great Plains by Josh Garrett-Davis.  (The link above is to the author’s website and contains a nice little video promoting the book).  “Proving Up” refers to homesteaders … Continue reading

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The Great Plains and 007

I’m no different from most people in that I enjoy the movies.  Some people are more into movies than others, but I don’t know anybody who doesn’t enjoy sitting down in a theatre, or at home, and diving into a … Continue reading

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Islands of Grass

Continuing with our recent discussions on books about the Great Plains, not long ago I ran across a neat little book called Island of Grass by Ellen Wohl.  She is a professor of geology at Colorado State University and an … Continue reading

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