"...To make a prairie, it takes a bee.
A bee and reverie.
The reverie alone will do if bees are few."
Links and Interesting Information from Prairie Smoke Members
Links: Environmental organizations that share the Prairie Smoke MN value of promoting native habitat:
A local hiking club that manages the Lost Creek Trail near Chatfield
MN chapter: preserving special areas of habitat
Preserving habitat and clean water for fish and other wildlife
Preserving through conservation easements, privately owned land of special natural value, including prairie remnants
Conducting research, monitoring, restoring and maintaining our natural environment. Resource for owners of prairies
Volunteer training for those who care about our natural environment
Preserving MN native plants
Saving pollinator habitat including advocacy for our natural environment in general
Land Trust in Wisconsin, saves prairie remnants by purchasing and maintaining them
Preserving and promoting native plant habitat
Habitat for invertebrates of all types, including pollinators, especially by native plantings
A local chapter of the National Audubon Society
Focus on clean water, promotes native plantings for buffers
Great photos and graphics depicting the true depth and mass of prairie plant roots.
Insects Insects Insects
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The Iowa Insects Mailing List provides a forum for those interested in Iowa's insects and, more generally, invertebrates, their identification and ecology. Its purpose is to encourage novices who are trying to expand their knowledge about the incredible world of insects. Another objective is to support the Iowa Native Plant Society.
Identification tools and lots of information about bugsand spiders.
MJ Hatfield is updating the burn forecast for Iowa regularly. It's not Minnesota but it's darn close and good indicator.