[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
1/5/2007 Looking down the point to the cabin (behind the trees)
5/3/2007 I girdled some of the Balsam Poplars on the point.
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