Category Archives: prescribed burning

History of the Butterfly, Part 10: Black Hawk on Prairie Fire

After the hostilities known as the “Black Hawk War” were ended, Chief Black Hawk was captured.  He was initially shackled, but later he was treated with more respect.  He was taken on a tour of Eastern cities, probably with the … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, part 9: Prairie Fire

Josiah B. Grinnell was on his deathbed when he finished his autobiography, Men and Events of Forty Years, Autobiographical Reminiscences of an Active Career, 1850 to 1890 .  He asked his longtime friend and Auburn Theological Seminary classmate, Henry W. Parker (the poet who … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 8: Prairie Fire

There is an issue with the management of our postage stamp sized prairies by fire, or “prescribed burning.”  Specifically, many of the butterfly researchers argue that management by prescribed burning has eliminated a number of the prairie obligate butterflies, including Oarisma poweshiek, from … Continue reading

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