[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Buffalo Ridge Prairie page.]
We mowed one small area for Canada Goldenrod in mid-June and I broadcast seeds of Wood Betony.
This prairie had more than the usual amount of Indian Grass this year. We tried an experiment in two spots. We mowed them after the first frost – in early October. We’d heard that can sometimes discourage some of the tall grasses.
6/1/2020 There isn’t as much Indian Paintbrush as in earlier years, but there are still areas where it’s common.
6/22/2020 This prairie has the most Butterflyweed of any of the planted prairies.
6/22/2020 Prairie Phlox, Spiderwort and White Wild Indigo
6/22/2020 Katydid in a wild rose
7/20/2020 This is the spot we mowed for Canada Goldenrod, and then planted Wood Betony.
9/20/2020 Lots of Indian Grass
10/4/2020 Mowing for Indian Grass – in the middle of the prairie
10/4/2020 Mowed area in the middle of the prairie
10/4/2020 Mowed area at the north end of the prairie