Prairie fauna

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

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

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

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

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.
Digital Art

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

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

"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

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

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

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.

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

An anthropologist meditates on his relationship to these slow residents of the prairie.
by John C. Whittaker

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

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