[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Sheep Hill Bluff Prairie page.]
Starting in January, I planted this field with prairie seeds – frost seeding on top of the snow.
Mike mowed it twice – in early July and in early September. I found quite a few native plants blooming. Some are species that will bloom even in their first year, but others I think must have already been growing here.
6/7/2022 Common Milkweed
6/7/2022 Robin’s Plantain
6/7/2022 Sensitive Fern
6/7/2022 White Gentian
7/8/2022 After the first mowing
9/3/2022 Queen Anne’s Lace and Black-eyed Susans
9/3/2022 Queen Anne’s Lace and Foxtail
9/15/2022 Purple Giant Hyssop
9/15/2022 Black-eyed Susan with Eupithecia caterpillar
9/15/2022 Evening Primrose