[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main 3 Finger Valley page.]
7/6/2007 Lots of Oxeye this year
7/27/2007 Oxeye and Yellow Coneflower
7/27/2007 This year we didn’t mow under the walnuts – we wanted to see what came up. There was much less Giant Ragweed.
8/6/2007 The white flowers are Fleabane (Erigeron sp.) – a weedy native.
8/6/2007 And American Bellflower came up and bloomed – the seeds were ones I planted in 2005.
8/6/2007 American Bellflower
8/6/2007 Looking south
8/6/2007 We also mowed the wet places in the main valley – to give last years seeds a chance. The mowed area in the middle of the photo is our walking path, but on the right, along the trees, is one of the mowed areas.