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Spiderwort (My WordPress Gravatar)

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The Gluttonous Crab Spider

If you’ve never seen a crab spider, you’re missing out. These are small spiders that hide on flowers and ambush insects as they stop for a drink of nectar (similar to the… 354 more words

Field Notes

The Gluttonous Crab Spider

The following post was written by Evan Barrientos, of our two Hubbard Fellows for this year.  Evan is a talented writer and photographer, and if you enjoy this post, I encourage you to check out his  499 more words

Prairie Photography

Photo Friday - 31 July, 2015

Tradescantia virginiana.  Isn’t that a mouthful!

They just hang out in the back border just doing they’re thing for months… only a few are still putting out blossoms, each bloom lasting only a day. 26 more words


Saturday 11 July 2015. Back to the Heart of the Prairie

Got out on Rhododendron this morning a little after 6: yesterday’s early departure was not repeated, alas.

The temperature was 61 degrees F and the sky held plenty of clouds, but the sun made its presence known by the appearance of more color in the landscape than there had been for some days, I think. 476 more words


Flashback to June flowers

Have you been missing my wildflower posts from Scotts Bluff National Monument? I’ve been missing my hikes up the bluff. I’ve got excuses, of course. 338 more words

The Outdoors

now you see it/now you don't

Despite its les than poetic name, spiderwort is a lovely native plant. In the morning, the flowers open into a three-petaled violet bloom. Later in the day, the flower closes up into at little pod, like the ones seen here at dusk. 17 more words