[To see photos and stories of the savanna in other years, see the links on the main Twisted Oak Savanna page.]
This year we decided to work on clearing out some of the flat area on top – between the path and the western prairie opening.
5/27/2006 The girdled aspens are dying, and brush is starting to grow up between them.
6/17/2006 More brush is growing up.
10/7/2006 This is the area we decided to work on – a strip of small trees and brush between the wide path area and the prairie opening on the west slope.
10/7/2006 This is our brush pile. After we cut the trees and brush, Mike would pick them up with the tractor and pile them here.
10/14/2006 We made it through to the prairie opening. I can’t remember what our plans were for the birch logs, but we ended up making a pile of them near the path. It stayed there for several years.
10/22/2006 The connection to the prairie opening is getting wider.
10/22/2006 Mike carrying a load of brush to our pile.
10/29/2006 Now we can see from the path into the prairie opening.