[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Hidden Oaks Savanna page.]
This is the year we decided to tackle the dead, fallen aspens, and the jungle that had grown up around them.
4/18/2011 After some cutting and hauling, this is what the jungle looked like.
4/18/2011 Looking back into Hidden Oaks Meadow
4/18/2011 Looking the other way – toward the point
4/18/2011 The lower edge of the meadow. The birches are hiding some big old Burr Oaks.
5/6/2011 Looking along our new path to the point
5/6/2011 Looking back into the meadow
5/6/2011 When he mows, Mike always tries to push the open area a bit farther back into the trees. Someday we’ll cut all these trees – they’re mostly apple, aspen and birch.
5/6/2011 The jungle is looking better, but there’s still more clearing to do.
5/6/2011 Hidden Oaks Meadow