[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main 3 Finger Valley page.]
5/20/2019 3 Finger Valley below Hidden Oaks Point
5/20/2019 Looking down into 3 Finger Valley from the top of Hidden Oaks Point
7/28/2019 This is the new prairie we planted in the winter of 2017/2018. The lower part – nearer the driveway – is older – planted in 2002. The upper, newer part (on the left in the photo) still has lots of Black-eyed Susans, Queen Anne’s Lace, and (native) Field Thistle.
7/28/2019 American Bellflower in the new prairie area
7/28/2019 More of the new prairie – showing the many Field Thistles and Black-eyed Susan. But also Monarda and Yellow Coneflower coming up. I cut and treated many invasive thistles here this year – Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare), and (I think) Plumeless Thistle (Carduus acanthoides).
8/16/2019 Another look down from Hidden Oaks Point into 3 Finger Valley.
12/21/2019 Looking north from the driveway