Hidden Oaks Point – 2020

[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Hidden Oaks Point page.] I did two small projects here this year. I cut and treated invasives and small brush in a strip just below the dry prairie on the east facing hill, leading down into the […]

Hidden Oaks Point – 2019

[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Hidden Oaks Point page.] We didn’t do any new projects here this year.  Mike mowed the top of the prairie and the savanna in the spring, but otherwise we just watched things grow. 3/29/2019   3/29/2019   […]

Hidden Oaks Point – 2018

[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Hidden Oaks Point page.] We did two projects here this year.  Mike cut (with a weed whacker) the small sumacs on the main part of the bluff prairie.  That should slow them down a little.  We should […]

Hidden Oaks Point – 2017

[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Hidden Oaks Point page.] This year, for the first time, we hired some folks to do some work for us.  We asked them to start with clearing Hidden Oaks Hillside – the southwest facing hillside on Hidden […]

Hidden Oaks Point – 2016

[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Hidden Oaks Point page.] This year I did a little clearing around the edges of the bluff prairie, and cut brush and pulled weeds in the meadow. The biggest change we made was to move the bench […]

Hidden Oaks Point 2015

[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Hidden Oaks Point page.] For the first time, I introduced a few new plants into the remnants.  I got seedlings of some rare prairie species from a friend, and decided that the best place for them would […]

Hidden Oaks Point – Savanna Clearing Project

Hidden Oaks Point is a long flat point with dry prairie at the southern end, and a small mesic remnant at the north end.  When we first explored it in 2000, the area between these two prairies had grown into a thick brushy woods with old, open-grown oaks around the edges. This is the story […]

Hidden Oaks Point 2014

[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Hidden Oaks Point page.] This fall we finally tackled the line of trees and brush dividing Hidden Oaks Meadow from the Narrows Prairie.  Hidden Oaks Meadow is a small mesic remnant.  We’ve been mowing the edges to […]

Hidden Oaks Point 2013

[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Hidden Oaks Point page.] 1/25/2013   1/25/2013   1/25/2013  The savanna is looking more open now that most of the elms have died.   5/19/2013   This is the beginning of the path in from the Narrows Prairie.  […]

Hidden Oaks Point 2012

[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main Hidden Oaks Point page.] 3/9/2012  Burr Oaks behind the bench   9/21/2012  I’m doing some clearing work on the steepest part of the point.  It’s in pretty good shape, but there are Prickly Ash and honeysuckle creeping […]