Monthly Archives: April 2011

Big Prairie Workday 2! Saturday, April 30, 2011.

Quick selection of photos from a marvelous volunteer workday!  More soon!

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Photographing Broom Thickets on the Once and Future Prairie

Got well scratched up today!  Headed into the thick of things to lay out three new grassland restoration plots behind the wave-front of broom, right near where we were clearing on our first Big Prairie workday on April 21.  (Shall … Continue reading

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Northward: Turkey Prairies

Some ways north of Big Prairie is a place I call Turkey Prairie, as it is a favored stomping ground for them. And is the first place in which I have encountered, not one, but two turkey dust baths!  These … Continue reading

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Technical Post: Big Prairie Plots 1, 2, 3

This post is intended for the rangers, restoration workers, potential researchers, and others who may be interested is seeing the pre- and post- broom removal condition of these prairie patches in detail.  Not so many human interest or flower photos … Continue reading

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Sunny Day on the Prairies

Visited Big Prairie and several of the smaller ones with Ranger Pamela today, on a perfect, warm, sunny day following light weekend rains.  Many flowers are still at their height, and the grasses are simply amazing.  Here is a sampling. … Continue reading

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Big Prairie Restoration: Documenting the Changes

Two views of the same place, one taken right as we began clearing the broom on Thursday, and the next on Saturday morning.  This was a young broom thicket, just getting established, but even so you can see the marked … Continue reading

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Rock at Boundary Between Sandstone and Shale Formations

I have never seen a rock like this before.  It is exactly at the boundary between a band of Pinehurst Shale, with its accompanying prairie, and the adjoining Redwood Formation sandstone with its giant oak trees.  The geology here gets … Continue reading

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