Wildlife Issues
Photography

This photographer has parlayed a lifetime passion for the natural world into a body of vivid photographic work.
Collaboration

Poet Molly Beth Griffin and illustrator Claudia McGehee came together to celebrate the Sand Hill crane's migration.
by Molly Beth Griffin and Claudia McGehee
Multimedia

Featured in this issue: the Bald Eagle, the Cedar Waxwing, the Sand Hill Crane, and the Short-eared Owl.
Photography

Whether his subject is a blossom, a butterfly, or a prairie sky, this photographer's lens restores him to the fascination of childhood.
by Larry Stone
Essay

Our correspondent reports on the efforts of prairie ranchers like her to bring bison back to their pastures.
by Kayla Koether
Paintings

This Kansas artist abstracts prairie animals from their natural settings. The result: mysterious beauty.
Essay

Pollinators are under threat. An Ohio-based biologist describes a project in which ordinary citizens helped save them.
by Amanda Gray
Multimedia

Featured in this issue: the bobolink, the burrowing owl, the dickcissel, and Henslow's sparrow. Add them to your Life List.
by Jane Carlson
Short story

Florida-based writer Todd Kincaid has given us a short story detailing a rabbit hunt on the prairie.
by Todd Kincaid
Essay

Dr. Laura Jackson believes the fate of the threatened Monarch Butterfly is tied inextricably to the fate of agriculture on the prairie.
by Laura J. Jackson
Interview

Veterinarian Art Dunham's concern for his patients made him a world-renowned expert on the effects of Roundup herbicide on our environment.
by Jon Andelson, Mary Rose Bernal and Mark Baechtel
Multimedia

In this issue, our regular feature focuses on the Crested Kingfisher, the Downy Woodpecker, the Goldfinch and the Tufted Titmouse.
by Ken Saunders II
Photography

For this issue, our regular contributor focused his camera on two butterfly species and a quartet of "Birds of the Prairie."
Photography

This photographer, used to taking pictures of the crowded streetscapes of home, tries his hand at the prairie.
Essay

In this feature, a respected Drake University biologist traces the eons through which the prairie region's plantforms evolved.
by Thomas Rosburg
Collaboration

"Ekphrasis" denotes a poem about a strong visual. See if you think these poems, paired with the drawings which inspired them, fit the bill.
by Ben and Therese Brosseau
Mixed-media

For her installation, "Cure," this Iowa-based artist combined deer bones and gold leaf to compelling effect.
Drawings

This artist looked in an unlikely place for inspiration: the specimens collection of a college biology department.
Photography

Our regular contributor focused his camera on a white tail buck, a squirrel, and--as ever--on four Birds of the Prairie.
Multimedia

This issue features the great-horned owl, the indigo bunting, Cooper's hawk, and the western osprey. Pictures, descriptions, sound files.
Mixed-media

In this inaugural feature, we focus on the bobolink, Henslow's sparrow, the dickcissel and the burrowing owl.
Essay

Urban gardens need pollinators, but where do the bees come from amid all that concrete? Enter Jana Kinsman.
by Sara Arena
Photography

This nature photographer provided us with the perfect photographs to accompany John Whittaker's personal essay.
Photography

This retired teacher spends time in a much larger classroom these days, as his picture demonstrates.
by John Clayton
Poetry

The poet confers a Spring blessing on one of the prairie's humblest--and most necessary--residents.
by Ethan Kenvarg
Photography

Our new contributor is a high school biology instructor who teaches to travel, travels to teach, and takes his camera along.
Photography

Two of our perrenial contributor's images focus on two types of migration in this issue: human and wildlife.