3-Finger Valley – 2019

[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