"...To make a prairie, it takes a bee.
A bee and reverie.
The reverie alone will do if bees are few."
-Emily Dickinson

Links and Interesting Information from Prairie Smoke Members

Prairie Smoke received a $303 donation from Rochester Peoples Food Coop for the Beans for Bags Program.

Environmental organizations that share the Prairie Smoke MN value of promoting native habitat:

Home Science: Backyard Conservation

Bluff Country Hiking Club

A local hiking club that manages the Lost Creek Trail near Chatfield

Great Old Broads for Wilderness:

MN chapter: preserving special areas of habitat

Izaak Walton League:

Preserving habitat and clean water for fish and other wildlife

Minnesota Land Trust:

Preserving through conservation easements, privately owned land of special natural value, including prairie remnants

MN Dept of Natural Resources; Non-Game Division:

Conducting research, monitoring, restoring and maintaining our natural environment. Resource for owners of prairies

MN Master Naturalist program:

Volunteer training for those who care about our natural environment

MN Native Plant Society:

Preserving MN native plants

Sierra Club:

Saving pollinator habitat including advocacy for our natural environment in general

The Prairie Enthusiasts:

Land Trust in Wisconsin, saves prairie remnants by purchasing and maintaining them

Wild Ones MN:

Preserving and promoting native plant habitat


Habitat for invertebrates of all types, including pollinators, especially by native plantings

Zumbro Valley Audubon:

A local chapter of the National Audubon Society

Depth of Prairie Plant Roots

Great photos and graphics depicting the true depth and mass of prairie plant roots.

Insects Insects Insects

This information is being forwarded to you from Prairie Smoke because it may be of interest to our members. Please direct all inquiries regarding this page to mjhatfield@oneota.org

All interested persons:

You are invited to join the Iowa Insects Mailing List. Send an email to: listserv@list.uiowa.edu. Leave the subject line blank. Type the message: subscribe Iowa-insects

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.

Bug Guide - All About Bugs

Identification tools and lots of information about bugsand spiders.

Iowa Burn Forecast

MJ Hatfield is updating the burn forecast for Iowa regularly. It's not Minnesota but it's darn close and good indicator.

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