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The Day some Acres of Good Prairie were Saved.

Or, more accurately, the process of saving began. In a distant room, around old lab table, people came together with a common purpose, which was to save Benedict Prairie from fading from existence. Most had never heard of it before … Continue reading

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Enter Prairie

Where I walked today Lingering hazel catkins Waiting to open      

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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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