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Bachman’s Sparrow

Only the female Bachman’s sparrow incubates the eggs, and then both the male and female care and feed the young after they hatch. During this time, the female will begin building a new nest for her next brood.

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Blowout Penstemon

The blowout penstemon is only found in a small area of Nebraska and Wyoming where significant active sand dunes are found. Blowout penstemon has fragrant flowers, which is unusual for penstemons.

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Nokomis Fritillary

A blue variant of Nokomis fritillary is found in northern Mexico.

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A Comparison of Soil Texture‐by‐Feel Estimates: Implications for the Citizen Soil Scientist

Estimating soil texture is a fundamental practice universally applied by soil scientists to classify and understand the behavior, health, and management of soil systems.

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Webinar: Monitoring Vegetation and Understanding Habitat with LandPKS

This webinar series targets rangeland managers and others who are interested in learning how to use LandPKS, and in exploring the app’s new Habitat and Soil Health modules in a rangeland management context.

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Pronghorn Antelope

Female Pronghorns usually give birth to twins, with young females often giving birth to a single fawn. Pronghorn can reach speeds of 50 mph/80.5 kph and are North America’s fastest mammal.

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Mule Deer

When alarmed, mule deer bound away with four feet hitting the ground together at each bound. This is called “slotting” and is different from white-tailed deer who spring from hind to front feet.

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Upland Sandpiper

Unlike most shorebirds, the Upland sandpiper is completely terrestrial, rarely associated with coastal or wetland habitats, an obligate grassland species. As a result, it is often recognized as an indicator of prairie health.

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