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Nighttime Prairie Photos

In August when we were camping at Lake Red Rock in Iowa, we watched a story on IPTV about Jeff Grewe that included his nighttime photography. The photos were stunning and something I had never seen before and I wanted to try it sometime. Last Saturday was a day shy of a full moon, some clouds, and it was very nice weather for November so I took my camera and tripod out to our prairie. All of these photos were taken around ... Read more

Prairie – November 10, 2013

This fall the prairie grasses are giving great color to our prairie. Little Bluestem is reddish bronze and Sideoats Grama is tan and will give color throughout the winter. There are some young Indian Grasses and Little Bluestem grasses which should be more impressive over the years. The birds are really enjoying the cover and all the seeds this time of year.                   Read more

Prairie – August 10, 2013

Last year at this time, most of the wildflowers had shut down their blooms because of the drought and heat. This year we had good rains late in the spring but the summer has been pretty dry and we have slipped back into drought status. We have had a few rains and this summer has averaged 10 degrees cooler than last, so the wildflowers are still doing pretty good. They also have had another year of establishment to grow their roots ... Read more