Category Archives: Research

Native Bees at the PGT

Dr. Gabe McNett told me today to that he’s identified 5 different kind of bumble bees at the Prairie Garden Trust (PGT), and that he expects to find more. Gabe started a broad survey of all insects at the PGT … Continue reading

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Landscapes Over Time

Along the trails at the PGT there are occasional ¬†metal markers in the ground like you see here. These permanent markers designate spots where I set up my camera each spring to shoot the exact same picture again-and-again, year-after-year. I’ve … Continue reading

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Rare Plum found at the PGT

Hortulan Plum, (Prunus hortulana) The rare Hortulan Plum is considered to be the most beautiful of all the American plums. It is now blooming in several upland locations at the PGT. Jeff Carstens who is working for the USDA in … Continue reading

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