[To see stories and photos from other years, see the links on the main Wetland page.]
4/4/2013 Flooded creek
7/11/2013 Pulling parsnip down near Willow Bend. This lower area – below the big sedge meadow – has lots of Reed Canary Grass, besides the Wild Parsnip. I have plans to work on it, but there are always other areas that have priority.
7/23/2013 Joe Pye Weed
7/23/2013 Turks Cap Lily
7/23/2013 Joe Pye Weed at the edge of West Sedge Meadow
7/23/2013 Joe Pye Weed below Pine Point Prairie
7/29/2013 Mike mowed a Reed Canary Grass area that we’re going to spray later this summer. It’s got a few small patches of Crown Vetch – the only Crown Vetch we have on our property. I sprayed them, and I’ll check again next spring to see if any more comes up.
7/29/2013 The field east of the old driveway. We’ve sprayed this before, and planted it several times, but we aren’t making much headway against the Reed Canary Grass. We’re trying another spray recipe to see if that works. Here it’s mowed; when it greens up again, we’ll try spraying one more time.
7/29/2013 Another Reed Canary Grass patch that we mowed to get ready for spraying.
7/29/2013 More mowed area to be sprayed
8/23/2013 The unmowed area west of the driveway – with the Parsnip weeded out
8/23/2013 Swamp Thistle, Tall Sunflower and Cup Plant
8/29/2013 Joe Pye Weed and Tall Sunflower
8/29/2013 Joe Pye Weed, Tall Sunflower, Cup Plant and Ironweed
8/29/2013 mowed/sprayed area south of the creek
9/5/2013 This year we only mowed the western half of Parsnip Meadow. The number of parsnip plants is getting low enough that I can weed a larger area by hand. I weeded the parsnip here by hand for the first time. It was nice to be able to let the flowers bloom. Now the main problem in here is Bird’s Foot Trefoil.
9/5/2013 The edge of the mowed part of Parsnip Meadow, compared to the unmowed part.
9/5/2013 The mowed part of Parsnip Meadow
9/5/2013 Mowed part of Parsnip Meadow with Common Milkweed and Tall Swamp Marigold (Bidens coronatus)
9/5/2013 More of the unmowed part of Parsnip Meadow
9/9/2013 East of the driveway