Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Grant for Plants

Yesterday, Ken Kendall from the Family Campers and RVers presented me with a $700 check to purchase plants for a renovated butterfly garden. Ken encouraged me to apply for an FCRV grant and was instrumental in getting my request through. Thank you Ken!

We'll likely order in the spring from Bluebird Nursery in Clarkson, Nebraska; they carry a large number of the native prairie plants I'm looking for. The grant will cover the purchase of about 20 flats of 36 plants each; the math tells me that's a lot for one person to install by himself. Do I see a plant-planting party next April or May?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Nebraska's Night Sky.

Dan Glomski is our resident expert on all things in the sky. His enthusiasm is contagious and it has caused me to look upwards and start to learn what I can about astro-photography. Here's my first stab at it and I have to say I'm quite pleased. I'm sure Dan will be posting some of his work at the Nebraska Star Party at a later date. Also, stay tuned for some more star viewing opportunities at the Center later this fall. Here's a link to more photos like this

Wednesday, August 4, 2010