[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Narrows Prairie page.]
Mike mowed aspen in the central part of the prairie again this year – we’ll probably have to do that forever – although there’s a bit less of it every year. I cut and treated some of the aspens and birches that are invading in the narrow, eastern section.
5/15/2015 Wild Lupine
5/20/2015 Golden Alexanders
5/20/2015 Prairie Smoke
6/14/2015 There’s lots of White Wild Indigo in this part of the prairie, but by the end of June most of the flowers have been eaten by Blister Beetles (Lytta sayi) . Fortunately there’s usually a second, smaller crop of blooms, and by that time the beetles are on to a different part of their life cycle.
8/31/2015 After mowing aspen