[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Pat’s Prairie page.]
We did one small project here this year – some mid-summer mowing to see if we could discourage some of the Canada Goldenrod.
2/11/2018 ‘Kule Region Forestry was planning to work on Pine Point, so Mike made a trail for them through the prairie.
6/13/2018 White Wild Indigo blooming
8/2/2018 This is the north end of the prairie – from the path looking back toward the dam.
8/2/2018 We tried mowing this area last year just before the goldenrod bloomed, to see if it would discourage it. There’s much more diversity of blooms this year, so we mowed a few of the surrounding areas to see if it would be as successful.
8/2/2018 The very overgrown Dugway Path
8/2/2018 Our old path – on the left – has been getting wetter and wetter, so Mike mowed a new path – on the right – which is slightly higher, and will hopefully be drier.
8/2/2018 The area mowed for goldenrod
8/12/2018 Looking from the dam, north into the newer part of the prairie. The Frog Pond is down on the right.
8/12/2018 Looking south from the dam