Indian Grass Prairie 2005

[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Indian Grass Point page.]


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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.

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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. 

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5/16/2005  The main savanna opening, with the girdled aspens in the background

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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.

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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.

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