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Burning Butterfly Questions

Burning prairies is good for native prairie plants and bad for butterflies. That’s what just about all of the guidance for rare butterflies says. It’s the conventional wisdom. Those that question it are reluctant to do so. Allow me. I … Continue reading

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Rough Thoughts on Restoration and Diversity from the Arid Grass and Sage

Originally posted on Prairie Botanist:
Sage on my left and crested wheatgrass on my right on my way into the deep nowhere of high desert Oregon. We live in a society that replaces craftsmanship and beauty with functionality. We don’t…

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A Reflection on Recent Events for Anyone Wondering About Changes to the Blog

My very modest population of readers may have noticed a change in access related to concerns about a post about an oak savanna in southeastern Wisconsin. That post almost certainly fell well within what are fairly narrow first amendment rights … Continue reading

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