Featured in this issue: the Bald Eagle, the Cedar Waxwing, the Sand Hill Crane, and the Short-eared Owl.
Can Midwestern farmers stop the steady loss of their most precious possession--their topsoil? This writer says yes, they can.
This painter found inspiration for her triptych in one of the Midwest's most common sights: a cornfield.
Climate change isn't just a challenge for science; for this writer it poses a challenge to soul and spirit, too.
Twenty-five years from now, will fertile agricultrural landscapes look the way they look today?
Professor John Ikerd's love for rural communities has led him to ask some difficult questions.
A college biology professor gives us her review of Cornelia Mutel's new book, A Sugar Creek Chronicle.
Pollinators are under threat. An Ohio-based biologist describes a project in which ordinary citizens helped save them.
A conversation between Rootstalk editor Emma Thomasch and residents of the Mayflower retirement community.
Dr. Laura Jackson believes the fate of the threatened Monarch Butterfly is tied inextricably to the fate of agriculture on the prairie.
In this issue, audio producers Sonia Chulaki and Marie Kolarik talk with writer and environmentalist Cornelia Mutel.
Veterinarian Art Dunham's concern for his patients made him a world-renowned expert on the effects of Roundup herbicide on our environment.
In this issue, our regular feature focuses on the Crested Kingfisher, the Downy Woodpecker, the Goldfinch and the Tufted Titmouse.
Our regular contributor is hooked on the prairie's grasses. Here's how it happened.
For this issue, our regular contributor focused his camera on two butterfly species and a quartet of "Birds of the Prairie."
This photographer, used to taking pictures of the crowded streetscapes of home, tries his hand at the prairie.
It's a deceptively simple question. Our associate editor created an infographic to provide the not-so-simple answer.
With his interview of Des Moines Waterworks CEO, our audio producer debuts our new podcast feature.
In this feature, a respected Drake University biologist traces the eons through which the prairie region's plantforms evolved.
"Ekphrasis" denotes a poem about a strong visual. See if you think these poems, paired with the drawings which inspired them, fit the bill.
Everyone thinks "corn" when they think of the Midwest. Maybe they should be thinking: "mushrooms." Our interviewer talks to the experts.
This artist looked in an unlikely place for inspiration: the specimens collection of a college biology department.
In this issue, our regular contributor turned to one of his smaller subjects: Asters.
Our regular contributor focused his camera on a white tail buck, a squirrel, and--as ever--on four Birds of the Prairie.
This issue features the great-horned owl, the indigo bunting, Cooper's hawk, and the western osprey. Pictures, descriptions, sound files.
In this inaugural feature, we focus on the bobolink, Henslow's sparrow, the dickcissel and the burrowing owl.
A drawing of dried prairie flowers by the artist whose work we featured in Volume II, Issue 1
The nationwide celebration of our waterways comes to the prairie.
An anthropologist meditates on his relationship to these slow residents of the prairie.
This retired teacher spends time in a much larger classroom these days, as his picture demonstrates.