3 Finger Valley – 2009

[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.