“I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures.”
Priarie #2 sits directly in front of the school. It is a long, relatively narrow (perhaps 40 feet wide) strip of restored prairie. It appears to contain a wider variety of native plants than Prairie #1 and fewer trees, with large stands of False Sunflowers, Black Eyed Susans and Milkweed. As you can see from the photo above, taken just before sunset, a few trees have taken root in the patch – a sign, perhaps, that it would benefit from a controlled burn.