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A Closer Look At Tallgrass Prairie

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Chris Helzer
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The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska
This species of bee (Andrena quintilis) is a specialist feeder on lead plant flowers.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Chris Helzer, director of science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska.

Helzer dedicated an entire year to studying and photographing one square meter of prairie. In just that tiny space he captured images of 113 species of plants and animals. He’s published his photos and observations in the new book "Hidden Prairie: Photographing Life in One Square Meter."

Guests:

· Chris Helzer, director of science, The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Matthew is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa