Glacial Drumlin School’s Prairie #1: The West Prairie

GDS Prairie #1

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”

~Rachel Carson

Prairie #1 is the westernmost patch of prairie. It is a large kidney-bean shaped plot, perhaps a third acre in size, filled mostly with forbs and invasives but with native gems scattered throughout. On the southernmost edge of the prairie is a stand of trees – a red oak, field elms, alders and others. This prairie patch originally had just a few trees including the red oak; the others appear to be volunteers.

The image below shows some of the species found in this section of the prairie. I hope to update it as I gather more information about the prairie.