Spring Ephemerals!

A Large Flowered Trillium in full bloom. Below it are 2 small white flowers called squirrel corn, and some fading leaves of wild leeks...

Who Lived in Hixon Forest?

An old, sod-covered stone cellar with a partially collapsed arched roof is the most prominent sign of human habitation by early European...

Calling All Volunteers

As we begin the new year, Friends of the Blufflands looks forward to continuing to make progress on the remnant prairies and other...

Burning Brush Piles

Every year when there is snow on the ground, we burn brush piles that were made earlier in the year. These piles are made up primarily of...

Seeding the Prairies

Over the past year or two, both Zoerb and Lookout Prairies in Hixon Forest have been undergoing restoration and have been expanded...

Tree Puzzle Solved!

Within less than a day, Jim Rogala solved the Tree puzzle. Congratulations Jim! He will get the maple syrup! He describes his methods...

Those Puzzling Trees

OK all you math whizzes out there, here's your second puzzle. Remember the first one? It was in a previous blog post where two sticks...

The Ladies Have It!

Everyone loves orchids. They are not very common and are widely appreciated for their delicate beauty. One orchid, the Great Plains...