[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Buffalo Ridge Prairie page.]
In 2002 the field was planted in corn. The corn got very tall, and the Foxtail got nearly as tall as the corn.
Foxtail (Setaria viridis) is a non-native grass that’s a common weed in both agricultural fields and prairies.
Here’s Mike trying to find a path through the jungle.