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Planting prairie #97 with the full monty

By Bill Kleiman, The Nature Conservancy The photo above is from this season of  a 2010 planting, our 97th at Nachusa Grasslands.  There is a lot of gayfeather and white indigo. Harder to see are the thimbleweed, coreopsis, lupine, various … Continue reading

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Seed drier

by Bill Kleiman, Nachusa Grassland Project Director At Nachusa we hand harvest with scissors and buckets several thousand pounds of seed from a few hundred species of plants.  When we bring in our seed it typically needs some time to … Continue reading

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Adding seed

by Stephen Packard [Editor’s note:  For four decades Stephen Packard has been restoring a wide variety of sites.  His comments are notable, and blogposts are great.  I had asked Stephen for advice.   On a new acquisition, we are about to … Continue reading

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Prairie seed planting machines

by Bill Kleiman, Nachusa Grasslands I first saw a picture of an old pull-behind seeder Chris Helzer was using in Nebraska and I started looking for one.  We now have three of these drop seeders.  If you buy one get … Continue reading

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