[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Narrows Prairie page.]
We mowed the aspen sprouts again, in the widest part of the prairie. They’re not growing as tall now – and there aren’t as many. Mike has been trying to mow only the areas that actually have sprouts, so he did a very patchy mowing this time. That should be good for increasing the diversity of habitats in the landscape.
6/3/2014 Golden Alexanders
6/3/2014 Prairie Smoke – this is the only planted prairie where I see Prairie Smoke.
8/8/2014 Liatris pycnostachya – Not a species I planted, but it must have come as a volunteer with some other seeds I purchased. There are several other plants of it growing in this prairie.
9/26/2014 Northern Harrier
9/28/2014 Patchy mowing of aspens