A respected author and scholar, Paul A. Johnsgard has spent a lifetime observing the natural delights of Nebraskaas woodlands, grasslands, and wetlands. Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie collects his musings on Nebraskaas natural history and the issues of conservation facing our future. Johnsgard crafts essays featuring snow geese, owls, hummingbirds, and other creatures against the backdrop of Great Plains landscapes. He describes prairie chickens courting during predawn hours and the calls of sandhill cranes; he evokes the magic of lying upon the prairie, hearing only the sounds of insects and the wind through the grasses. From reflections following a visit to a Pawnee sacred site to meditations on the perils facing the stateas finite natural resources, Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie celebrates the gifts of a half century spent roaming Nebraskaas back roads, trails, and sometimes-forgotten places.Zeus acquired his third mate in 2006, a female (Hera) of unknown ageand origin. ... (Inina, Willow, and Isis) were fledged, and in 2010 two males (Ponca andOtoe) and two females (Kioa and Dakota) were reared. ... two years previously in Lincoln) and Hera reared two females (Cass and Harney) and three males ( Farnum, Dodge, and Douglas). ... The question of hacking costs and the problem of interfering with the external appearance of the building made that proposal unsuccessful.
|Title||:||Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie|
|Author||:||Paul A. Johnsgard|
|Publisher||:||U of Nebraska Press - 2014-12-01|