[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Hidden Oaks Savanna page.]
This year we removed the line of trees and shrubs between Hidden Oaks Meadow and the Narrows Prairie just to the north. We’d been thinking about doing it for a long time, but our friend Armund gave us the nudge to actually get it done. So we call it Armund’s Gap.
8/23/2014 Hidden Oaks Meadow
9/26/2014 Hidden Oaks Meadow with sumac, Showy Goldenrod, Asters, and Common Dogbane
10/22/2014 Hidden Oaks Meadow. Armund’s Gap is the line of trees at the back – before we cut them.
10/25/2014 Working on Armund’s Gap
11/1/2014 Armund’s Gap is done, but we decided to cut a few of the apple trees too.
11/9/2014 Much more open without the apple trees
11/9/2014 Looking south through Armund’s Gap toward the point
11/12/2014 Hidden Oaks Meadow and Armund’s Gap