Prairie flora
Photography

In his compositions, Iowa State University photography professor Steven Herrnstadt mines place for haunted and haunting resonances.
Woodcut

The artist's recent images were influenced by the gradual transformation of the prairie by settlements and agriculture.
by Tony Crowley
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
Photography

Our regular contributor gave us an image of the Conard Environmental Research Area in high summer.
Photography

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

It's a deceptively simple question. Our associate editor created an infographic to provide the not-so-simple answer.
by Cecilia Bergman
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
Interview

Everyone thinks "corn" when they think of the Midwest. Maybe they should be thinking: "mushrooms." Our interviewer talks to the experts.
by Sonia Chulaki
Photography

In this issue, our regular contributor turned to one of his smaller subjects: Asters.
Drawings

A drawing of dried prairie flowers by the artist whose work we featured in Volume II, Issue 1
Photography

This photographer's images of the living prairie move easily from the micro to the macro.
Essay

Your news-feed has probably been full of the bad effects of herbicides. This contributor writes about how to do without them.
by Harriet Behar
Closeup

Two artists, born decades apart and working in entirely different mediums, found common ground in prairie wildflowers.
by Cornelia Clarke and Lydia Krueger Curtis
Essay

Blake said we can see the universe in a grain of sand; can we see the prairie expanses of the past in a remnant on an Illinois highway?
by Cindy Crosby
Closeup

To depict ecological change in the American landscape, this artist brings together paints, drawing materials and altered photographs.
Drawings

To catch the expressive way prairie flowers reach for the sky, Madeline Howland prefers the simplest tools: graphite and a sketchbook.
Photography

We're featuring two photographs, both taken at Grinnell College's Conard Environmental Research Area, by our frequent contributor.
by Jun Taek Lee
Photography

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

This new contributor's images backdrop this issue's table of contents, and intimately depict one of the prairie's most important pollinators