Nature Walk: Where the Prairie Meets the Forest

By Taylor on November 12, 2012 in Blog

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The prairie forest border does not have the sharp-edged transition one often finds in a managed landscape. This area is a productive wildlife habitat, utilized by a host of wild critters. Animals feeding in the prairie may flee to the forest for cover when they sense danger. And don't overlook its rich, but somber autumn hues. Above we see Indian grass, big blue stem, cup plants on the left, compass plants on the right, and the gray shrub-like wild white indigo. A yellowing silver maple and a northern red oak accent the background.

With winter creeping nearer and nearer, we’d like to offer you a final glimpse of autumn on today’s Nature Walk. Take a moment to enjoy some peaceful prairie serenity before it’s time to break out the snow shovels and parkas.

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