Sumac Prairie 2000

[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.

These are all views of the steepest slope of the prairie.   This is looking southwest.

Looking southwest

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.

Looking southwest

Looking southwest

Looking southeast