[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Hidden Oaks Savanna page.]
The aspens that I girdled in 2005 began to die this year. And cleared areas under the oaks began to grow back.
5/15/2006 Clearing fallen aspens from the edge of the meadow
8/19/2006 The savanna is growing back – with a lot of Queen Anne’s Lace.
8/19/2006 Meadow Jumping Mouse – probably a young Zapus sp.
8/19/2006 The aspen grove – mostly dead now
8/26/2006 This year we moved the path farther out into the middle of the savanna.
9/23/2006 The edge of Hidden Oaks Meadow
9/23/2006 A pile of logs – dead aspens – to go on the brush pile