[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Indian Grass Point page.]
4/23/2005 These are some old oaks on a very shrubby hillside beyond Ragwort Opening. They’re quite a way in from the opening, so I’m not sure how soon we’ll get far enough in to be able to clear around them. It’s definitely the remnant of a savanna – there are prairie/savanna plants growing under the oaks.
5/14/2005 This spring I girdled the trees in the aspen grove on the point, beyond the clearing work we did last year. Under the trees in the spring I see Hoary Puccoon and Prairie Violet, and later there are Leadplant, Monarda and some of the prairie grasses.
5/16/2005 The main savanna opening, with the girdled aspens in the background
8/7/2005 This year all the Sweet Clover that sprouted in the prairie after the burn has bloomed. I spent several days pulling it, but I couldn’t get it all.
8/7/2005 The savanna opening is full of weeds – mostly Queen Anne’s Lace, Burdock, and non-native thistles. I pull them out when I can take time from other weeding projects.