[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Hidden Oaks Point page.]
2/14/2005 Lower part of the point
2/14/2005 Looking out over the lower point into 3 Finger Valley
4/4/2005 More mowing at the bottom of the point
4/9/2005 Mowing Hidden Oaks Meadow
4/9/2005 Hidden Oaks Meadow after mowing
4/17/2005 Mike burning our brush pile from the savanna clearing project from last fall
4/17/2005 The birch/aspen woods between the newly opened savanna and the meadow
5/9/2005 I girdled all the aspens
I found this Gray Tree Frog one day when I was girdling aspens. It watched me, but didn’t want its picture taken. Every time I would point the camera its way, it would slide around the branch. It took a while to trick it into being in the right place to snap the photo.
5/29/2005 The west-facing slope of the prairie in May. There’s lots of prairie, but also lots of brush – sumac, prickly ash, and white birch. Hoary Puccoon and Blue-eyed Grass blooming under the sumac.
5/30/2005 This is our path along the aspen woods, out to the point.
8/24/2005 Hidden Oaks Meadow – Rough Blazing Star, Stiff and Canada Goldenrod
10/15/2005 The west-facing hillside
12/3/2005 Now it’s easier to see up the point – at least when there are no leaves on the trees.
12/3/2005 Path along the aspen woods to the point