Cat’s Paw Prairie 2006

[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Cat’s Paw Prairie page.]

The Cat’s Paw Prairie improved a bit this year, although I saw even more Canada Goldenrod.  The work I did on the goldenrod last year – clipping and spraying the stalks in a few areas – hasn’t seemed to do any good.

In May, I found lots of Prairie Phlox and Golden Alexander.

Prairie Phlox (Phlox pilosa)

And, for the first time in any of the planted prairies, I found Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum).

Later on I found some Needle Grass (Stipa spartea) – another plant that I’ve planted in all the prairies, but haven’t seen growing often.

This is the prairie in July.

And on a misty morning in November.