[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main 3 Finger Valley page.]
8/8/2009 below Hidden Oaks Point
8/8/2009 the path into Goldenrod Valley
8/8/2009 In the foreground is the dry sandy area – with Little Bluestem and no Canada Goldenrod
8/14/2009 Looking up into the western finger
8/14/2009 – looking south across the dry sandy area
8/14/2009 – this really shows the contrast between the sandy area and the rest
The area under the walnut trees is looking good this year. There’s still quite a bit of Giant Ragweed, but some of the other things I planted are getting established.
There are big patches of American Bellflower.
More American Bellflower
And this year there are a few clumps of Wild Golden Glow – also called Cut-leaved Coneflower.