[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Sumac Prairie page.]
This first year we didn’t work on Sumac Prairie much – we just explored.
Randy Hoffman, from the endangered resources department of the DNR came to visit the farm, and helped us look for rare plants.
This is the sandy place where I found Rough False Foxglove (Agalinis aspera). (I don’t have a photo of the plants – this was in the days before we had a digital camera, so I didn’t take as many photos.) It was growing in the sand in this one small area. I found it for two or three years, and haven’t seen it since. I keep looking, hoping it will turn up again. It’s an annual, and its seeds can lie dormant in the soil for years.