[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Hidden Oaks Point page.]
1/28/2002 Looking down the point to 3 Finger Valley
1/28/2002 The south-east facing slope of the point
7/11/2002 The bench with Leadplant
8/6/2002 Top of the point
8/6/2002 Purple Joe-Pye Weed – a savanna species that was growing in the woods behind the prairie
8/12/2002 Mike mowed the sumac on top of the prairie
8/12/2002 More of the mowed area – looking from our path through the woods out onto the prairie
8/13/2002 Hidden Oaks Meadow – This year I decided to weed Queen Anne’s Lace out of the meadow. This is before I started.
8/13/2002 Hidden Oaks Meadow after weeding. It’s a small space, so it only took one day.
8/27/2002 Hidden Oaks Meadow with Blazing Star and Stiff Goldenrod
8/27/2002 Looking back at the woods from the mowed prairie
9/24/2002 This is the way the point looked from below – from 3 Finger Valley. It was very thickly wooded with a big mound of sumac at the bottom.
9/30/2002 This is our path from the prairie point, back through the woods to Hidden Oaks Meadow. The sumac is along the entrance to the meadow.