First of all, this is not a property tour thread. It about plants that grow in a prairie. Most of you are aware that I manage roughly 60 acres of NWSGs and forbs on my farm. I'm going to start a thread using some old pictures, pictures I took this spring, and some pictures I plan to take through this year to show some of the various plants (both good and bad) that grow there. I will add new pictures and verbiage every few days off and on as time allows. Feel free to interject your own thoughts as well. The focus of this thread will be: The pictures and identifying features of various plants that grow in my prairie. On one short walk the other day, I identified over 50 different plants, so that should keep up busy for a while. I will also interject some information about the value of the different plants for deer and other wildlife. When we look at a prairie, we normally just see the tall plants like Big Bluestem, Canada Goldenrod and others that reach for the stars - but there is a whole other world down low near the ground. Many of those low growing plants are very beneficial to deer and other wildlife. Some may be visible early in the year - but hidden later on as the tall grasses and forbs shoot up. Let’s start out by just looking at some pictures from the past before we start delving into the nuts and bolts of this thread So, come…..take a walk with me through the prairie…… Let’s stop for a rest before we continue on our walk….more to come in a few days.