[To see photos and stories about this prairie from other years, go to the main Volvo Meadow page.]
5/31/2019 The eastern edge of the road has a nice collection of native flowers – Indian Paintbrush, and Asters later in the season.
7/28/2019 Lots of Field Thistle this year. Also, I planted the path with native grasses – no forbs. That was a mistake. We moved the path a bit, and now the edges are grassy and weedy. The paths sometimes change from one season to the next, so I need to always plant my normal mix everywhere, even if we think some of it will be a path.
7/18/2019 Looking down the path with Buffalo Ridge Prairie on the left.
8/8/2019 Queen Anne’s Lace along the path – where I should have planted forbs.
8/19/2019 Blossoms on the Field Thistles attracted lots of butterflies – this is a Tiger Swallowtail.
8/19/2019 Giant Swallowtail on Field Thistle
8/10/2019 View across Volvo Meadow to Buffalo Ridge Prairie