Knife Edge Prairie 2007

[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Knife Edge Prairie page.]

1/5/2007  The point

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1/5/2007  Looking down the point to the cabin (behind the trees)

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5/3/2007  I girdled some of the Balsam Poplars on the point.

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We didn’t mow the prairie area this year either, and now the brush is starting to grow back – mostly  Trembling Aspen and Gray Dogwood.

6/28/2007  Butterfly Weed bloomed – one of the first times I’d seen it in the prairie area.


Showy and Stiff Goldenrod


8/17/2007   Rough Blazing Star, Showy and Stiff Goldenrod


White Rough Blazing Star – this is still the only place on the farm that I’ve found it.


8/27/2007   I see Monarchs here during August and September, even into October – during their migration.  Blazing Star is a good source of nectar for them.  Sometimes I also see the Monarchs resting in the tops of the trees in the late afternoon.  I’m always looking for monarch roosts, but I’ve never seen more than 3 or 4 resting together.


8/26/2007  Rough Blazing Star and Goldenrods


10/22/2007  View of Center Valley from the point

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