[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Knife Edge Prairie page.]
1/25/2013 This really shows how narrow the ridge is.
1/25/2013 Looking north from the top of the point
2/3/2013 Looking up at the point
2/3/2013 The prairie
6/8/2013 This is the part of the west-facing slope that I worked on clearing last fall. It’s looking much better – there’s more sun getting to the prairie plants – but it’s obvious where I stopped.
6/8/2013 This is a tiny mushroom that I found growing under some brush along the top of the ridge. It’s called Coral Spring Mycena.
6/19/2013 Center Valley from the point
7/3/2013 Prairie Larkspur – a few years ago I collected seeds from a prairie up the valley, and tucked them into the ground in a few of our bluff prairies. It’s a fairly common plant on bluff prairies in this area, but I’d never found it on our land. This is the first time I’ve found it growing here – there were several plants with flowers.
8/18/2013 Big Bluestem
8/18/2013 Rough Blazing Star