[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Narrows Prairie page.]
We mowed for aspen sprouts again this year – in most of the same places as in other years. The sprouts are getting smaller, but they’re not going away. I’ve girdled all the mature aspen in the woods on the south side of the prairie, but the north side belongs to our neighbor, and it still has many large aspens which I’m sure contribute to our problem.
6/4/2016 Drone photo looking west toward our neighbor’s corn field
6/4/2016 Drone photo looking east into the narrows
10/19/2016 The woods south of the prairie has areas of buckthorn that I worked on this fall. I didn’t finish, but I cut and treated most of the bigger trees.