[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Hidden Oaks Point page.]
4/18/2011 Mowing Hidden Oaks Meadow
4/18/2011 Looking at the meadow from the path – we worked on clearing a lot of the dead aspens, and this area is getting much more open.
4/18/2011 Looking the other way – toward the point – showing that the aspens are nearly gone on the right side.
4/18/2011 This is what the middle of what used to be the aspen woods looks like.
5/3/2011 This is the east facing prairie hillside. I cut a lot of the sumac this spring.
5/6/2011 The point is looking more open all the time.
5/6/2011 This is the east-facing side of the point – the brush and fallen trees we’re working to clear.
5/6/2011 Piles from the clearing work
5/6/2011 The meadow taken from the path through the woods
5/6/2011 Looking from the path through the cleared savanna – it looks more like a savanna all the time.
5/6/2011 Showing the former aspen grove – still some clearing work to do here.
5/20/2011 This is the west facing side of the prairie – the part I’ve been working on clearing by hand.
5/29/2011 More of the west facing prairie.
6/12/2011 The east facing prairie slope – where I’ve cleared sumac