Showing posts with label Touch the Sky Prairie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Touch the Sky Prairie. Show all posts

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day


“And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter 
they could not plainly read. ” 

~Alice Walker

P752 Flower of the Hour - Prairie Fame Flower 
Photographed on Touch the Sky Prairie, near Jim's childhood home in Southwest Minnesota.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Digital Bridge to Nature Program


Jim recently participated in the launch of the Digital Photography Bridge to Nature program in Luverne, Minnesota.  Jim, along with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources nongame program wildlife supervisor Carrol Henderson, led a group of more than 60 third- through ninth-grade teachers from across Minnesota through Touch the Sky Prairie for the first of what is hoped to be 80 state-wide workshops in the next two years.  The goal of the program is to get students interested in nature through the use of photography and to curb the so-called Nature Deficit Disorder so many of today's youths have.

While walking through Touch the Sky Prairie, three more Prairie Fringed Orchids were discovered for a total of ten plants on the prairie.  For more information about the Prairie Fringed Orchids on Touch the Sky Prairie, please visit the Brandenburg Prairie Foundation blog

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Touch the Sky Prairie & Blue Mounds State Park


 Touch the Sky Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

Lightning at  Touch the Sky Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

  Touch the Sky Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

  Touch the Sky Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

  Touch the Sky Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

  Touch the Sky Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

   Touch the Sky Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

  Touch the Sky Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

  Touch the Sky Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

  Touch the Sky Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

  Touch the Sky Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

  Touch the Sky Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

  Touch the Sky Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

"Three Sisters" Blue Mounds State Park, Minnesota


Jim and family spent the last week photographing the beautiful prairie at Touch the Sky Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge and Blue Mounds State Park in southwestern Minnesota.  If you would like to visit or hear more about Touch the Sky Prairie and the Brandenburg Prairie Foundation that helped to create Touch the Sky Prairie, please visit http://brandenburgprairiefoundation.blogspot.com/.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Minnesota Prairie


Three Sisters Hackberry Tree ~ Blue Mounds State Park, Minnesota

 Pelicans ~ Split Rock State Park, Minnesota


 
 Canada Goose Family ~ Medina, Minnesota

Phalarope ~ Minnesota


 Robin Nest ~ Blue Mounds State Park, Minnesota

Toads Mating ~ Minnesota

 Touch the Sky Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge ~ Minnesota

 Touch the Sky Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge ~ Minnesota
Infrared




  
Jim spent the last several weeks on the Minnesota prairie. We will be adding these images, and many more, to our website in the next few weeks.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Touch the Sky National Wildlife Refuge and the Brandenburg Prairie Foundation





Jim and Judy Brandenburg, with the help of dedicated supporters in Luverne, Minnesota, established the Brandenburg Prairie Foundation in 1999. The foundation’s mission is to promote, preserve and expand the native prairie in southwest Minnesota. Through numerous projects, the Brandenburg Prairie Foundation educates and heightens awareness of the prairie’s irreplaceable beauty and significance. Jim’s spirit resides in the prairie - it is his childhood home and is where his career began to bloom. By establishing the Foundation, Jim has turned his passion for the prairie into a lifetime commitment.

The Brandenburg Prairie Foundation, along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have purchased over 800 acres of untilled prairie land in Rock County, Minnesota creating the “Touch the Sky Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.” Together, they have developed a 15-year management plan for its restoration. With time and continued effort, hundreds of native species will return – the tall grasses, the songbirds, flora and native wildlife. Their dream is to see the bison roaming “Touch the Sky Prairie” again.

If you are interested in visiting Touch the Sky Prairie, please call the Brandenburg Gallery in Luverne, Minnesota at 507-283-1884.

http://www.jimbrandenburg.com/bpfoundation.html