[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Pat’s Prairie page.]
1/2/2005 After an ice storm
4/3/2005 Burning the brush pile from last fall’s clearing project
4/3/2005 The burning brush pile
6/5/2005 Mike mowed a path so we could walk along the top of the field, right along the edge of the woods. It turned out to be difficult to walk there – very tilty, so we never mowed that path again.
7/18/2005 This is the first year we didn’t mow at all, except the paths.
8/7/2005 View from above – looking down from Indian Grass Point
8/21/2005 Blue Lobelia and Brown-eyed Susan
8/24/2005 The dominant grass right now is Indian Grass. The prairie forbs are still there, but some of the most troublesome plants, like Canada Goldenrod, are shorter and less vigorous.
Indian Grass flowering
8/24/2005 White Gentian and Canada Goldenrod
9/25/2005 Frost Aster
10/3/2005 After a shower
10/9/2005 New England Aster