The big new find this year was a Yellow Lady’s Slipper in the savanna area on top of the point. It didn’t bloom – there were two stalks and one had been eaten off – that one may have had a flower. But by the time I found it, there was just one stalk of leaves left. I protected it with a wire cage in hopes that it will get strong enough to bloom next year.
Yellow Lady’s Slipper
[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Indian Grass Point page.]
This is the point in January, looking from the Frog Pond. It’s getting more and more open.
Another view of the same slope – this picture gives a better idea of how steep it it.
Another view of the whole hillside from the Frog Pond.
Looking up at the point – mostly cleared of brush, and the birches are starting to fall down.
This is the cleared part of the eastern slope, with Balsam Ragwort
The east facing prairie area on top, in June, with Harebells.
Prairie Coreopsis on the point
September – the path from Buffalo Ridge Prairie out to Indian Grass Point
September – the savanna area on top, looking toward the west opening
October – the savanna area before we mowed it
Mike mowing the savanna
After mowing – looking south toward the point
Savanna area after mowing – looking west into the west opening
After mowing – looking north from the point into the savanna