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  • Nebraska Nature in Color – Blue Hair and Bumble Bees

    Nebraska Nature in Color – Blue Hair and Bumble Bees

    Community science specialist Alie Mayes talks about the challenges in sharing her love of nature with her nephew. By Alie Mayes, Community Science Specialist As I was scrolling through the photos...

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  • Turkey Time

    Turkey Time

    It is that time of year again.  Spring!  The fish are biting, the ‘shrooms are popping, turkeys gobblin’.  I hate that I have to do anything this time of year other than spend time on the water or...

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  • Breaking Down Birding Barriers

    Breaking Down Birding Barriers

    Meet a Nebraska woman working for more inclusive and accessible birding in the state. By Renae Blum In conversation, Cassandra Dean smiles easily and laughs often. But her eyes well up with tears...

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  • Fish Handling Reminder, Again

    Fish Handling Reminder, Again

    Believe me, I LOVE fish pictures!  Do not think that I ever get tired of looking at them. Unfortunately, I have to admit, I cringe at many of them. Yes, that is mostly because I am a pointy-headed...

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  • A Guide to Herping

    A Guide to Herping

    Try a new outdoor activity this spring. Herping is the practice of searching for reptiles and amphibians. By Monica Macoubrie, Wildlife Education Specialist Looking for ways to get kids outside...

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  • Fly-Fishing Basics

    Fly-Fishing Basics

    Have a learning opportunity I want to publicize: Ponca SP hosting beginner fly-fishing, fly-tying class Anglers can learn the basics of fly-fishing and fly-tying at a workshop April 27 at Ponca...

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  • Rise Art

    Rise Art

    Sometimes you just need to pull over, put it in park, and de-stress for a little bit.  Of course the best way to do that is by spending time on the water.  Regrettably, some days a person cannot...

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  • The Diversity of Eggs

    The Diversity of Eggs

    Egg shape, color and size are remarkable adaptations for successful reproduction.  By Monica Macoubrie, Wildlife Education Specialist Eggs are fascinating biological structures that serve as the...

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  • What to know about morel mushroom hunting

    What to know about morel mushroom hunting

    The morel mushroom hunting season is literally upon us. We’re on the cusp of it along river bottoms in eastern Nebraska. A few morels have been found. The Nebraska Morels Facebook Page indicates...

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  • Hybrids, Esocids

    Hybrids, Esocids

    I have posted a series of blogs on hybrid fish.  Hopefully, those have increased awareness of these fish in our waters and provided some tips on fish identification.  Want to return to that series...

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  • Hunt Nebraska Podcast – Missed Shot Excuses

    Hunt Nebraska Podcast – Missed Shot Excuses

    What’s your go-to excuse after missing an easy shot? The Hunt Nebraska Crew discusses the best excuses for missing your target. Hunt Nebraska · Missed Shot Excuses Hunt Nebraska is the official...

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  • There Are Plants Growing In Your Yard That You Can Eat (No Kidding!)

    There Are Plants Growing In Your Yard That You Can Eat (No Kidding!)

    You have just read the title to this blog and you’re thinking ‘Whoa! What? Wagner is way off base with this one!’ PL-EASE … Allow me, the avid forager, to explain. Now that spring has sprung and...

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  • Meanwhile, On the Walleye Front

    Meanwhile, On the Walleye Front

    Want to mention a couple of things today, both of them related to walleyes. . . . First of all, we are in the middle of our annual walleye egg collections.  If you have been on Sherman or Merritt...

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  • The Missing Memory Card

    The Missing Memory Card

    By Gerry Steinauer, Botanist Like other nature photographers, I often return to a prairie or woodland for another round of photographs. Sometimes it is because Mother Nature does not cooperate —...

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  • Fish Thief

    Fish Thief

    Stumbled onto a fish story I enjoyed reading.  If you have some time this weekend, you might like to read it too: Muskie Stealing Preacher Unfortunately, people can get crazy when it comes to...

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  • She Goes Outdoors Podcast – Hunting with Falcons

    She Goes Outdoors Podcast – Hunting with Falcons

    Amy Buckendahl turned to falconry after loosing vision in one eye. Listen to her speak on how hunting with rescued falcons benefits both her and the bird. Amy’s conservation methods are also...

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  • Solar Eclipse, Part Deux

    Solar Eclipse, Part Deux

    Chances are you have heard about the solar eclipse coming next Monday, April 8.  If you were around these parts seven years ago, you experienced a total solar eclipse right here in Nebraska.  This...

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  • Panhandle Afield Podcast – Nightcrawlers

    Panhandle Afield Podcast – Nightcrawlers

    By Justin Haag A weekly radio segment featuring outdoor topics of the Nebraska Panhandle. This week, nightcrawlers are the topic. Justin Haag · Panhandle Afield: Nightcrawlers Air Dates: March...

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  • Cope’s Gray Treefrog

    Cope’s Gray Treefrog

    The Cope’s gray treefrog plays a vital role in forest and wetland ecosystems of Nebraska. By Monica Macoubrie, Wildlife Education Specialist Meet the Cope’s gray treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis), a...

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  • Unearthing Treasures – Rockhounding in Nebraska

    Unearthing Treasures – Rockhounding in Nebraska

    Rockhounds spend hours, days searching for rocks, minerals, artifacts and fossils. Story and photos by Renae Blum Over 35 years of searching Nebraska for rocks, minerals, fossils and artifacts,...

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