August 25, 2021

Wordless Wednesday: Prairie in Late Summer

prairie late summer
August: prairie late summer
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prairie midsummer
July: prairie midsummer

















prairie late spring
Late May: prairie at end of spring


burned prairie 2
April: prairie following a prescribed burn


prairie late winter
March: prairie just before snowmelt


prairie
December: prairie before the snow

16 comments:

  1. You are lucky to have such a place to keep watch.

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    1. I do feel fortunate. There are so many great parks and restored prairies around Madison. I wish there were more in the state and throughout the Midwest.

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  2. Beautiful. I do love late summer wildflowers.

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    1. Yes, the prairies really come to life late in the season. :)

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  3. Ever changing but beautiful with each shift in the season.

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    1. It is. :) We hike here (state park) at least once a week. We've considered trying to buy a house nearby, so we'd be close enough to walk.

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  4. Nice series of the changing views. Marvelous!

    My latest post:
    https://craniumbolts.blogspot.com/2021/08/off-season-visit-to-hoskote.html

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for stopping by. Your photos on your blog are stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Love the progression of photos - the prairie is so lovely!

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    1. It's ever-changing, that's for sure. It will be even more colorful in the weeks, months, and years ahead (after the prescribed burn).

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  6. how nice to share the progress of the praire. And the use of fires in a good way.

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    1. It's been fun to follow the progress in this particular location. It's not the most colorful section, as it turns out, but still fascinating to see the changes. Autumn should be vibrant.

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  7. I have been to the prairie in most of those seasons, but it's always hard to remember exactly what it looked like last time. So this was a treat. And I have to admit I love going now when the grasses and plants will be over my head.

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    1. I agree. :) This is at Lake Kegonsa State Park. I suppose I should have mentioned that, even though it's a wordless meme. Maybe in the tags.

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  8. I love to see the changes with the seasons. Your golden rod is glorious right now. I see a field of goldenrid through my window -- not as dramatic as your prairie, but lovely, too.

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    1. Goldenrod is so special, isn't it?...and so many species! I can't keep track of them all. I'm starting to see lots of Asters blooming, too. Transitioning to autumn...

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