[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Hidden Oaks Point page.]
3/9/2012 Burr Oaks behind the bench
9/21/2012 I’m doing some clearing work on the steepest part of the point. It’s in pretty good shape, but there are Prickly Ash and honeysuckle creeping in from the woods on both sides.
9/28/2012 Lower on the point, we’ve done more clearing, and Mike mowed again.
10/12/2012 Looking down the point
10/12/2012 West facing slope of the prairie
10/14/2012 Looking back into the savanna from the prairie
10/14/2012 This is on the lower east facing side of the point. Mike has mowed as much as he could reach.
10/15/2012 I went in and did some clearing by hand in between the trees. The birches have been girdled, so eventually this area will be even more open.
10/28/2012 This is the former aspen grove, before we started the next stage of clearing.
11/2/2012 The in-between stage. We’ve done a lot of clearing, but not all, and there are still brush piles to move.
11/10/2012 I think we’re finished with this project for this year. It’s getting more open all the time.
11/26/2012 Looking back at the savanna from the prairie