[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Buffalo Ridge Prairie page.]
The only maintenance we did this year was to mow some of the aspen seedlings that are coming up at the western edge of the prairie – next to an aspen woods. The northern end of the prairie is getting very grassy, especially with some cool season, non-native grasses – probably Kentucky Bluegrass and Canada Bluegrass. I haven’t figured out what to do about them yet.
4/7/2014 The edge next to the woods holds onto its snow for a long time after the rest of the prairie is bare.
4/7/2014 The same day, looking the other way
9/26/2014 Rough Blazing Star
9/27/2014 The view across Buffalo Ridge to Western Prairie
10/16/2014 Small oaks along the eastern edge of the prairie, catching the setting sun. These are either Black Oaks or Red Oaks.