Friday, August 1, 2008

and another meadow....

The members, officers and friends of Madison Audubon can be proud of their tireless efforts to preserve and restore this place of wonder: Faville Prairie, in Jefferson County. You know the old saying "a sight for sore eyes"? That's what this is. Roll down the hill from Hwy. G onto Prairie Road, and feast your eyes on these coneflowers (Ratibida pinnata), compass plants, and on the prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya) pictured above. You can imagine that "The Professor" (A. Leopold) would have been gladdened by the sight - this was an important place to him. If you want to learn more about Faville Prairie, go to this site, and scroll down the page. You can also see more at the WI State Natural Area description of this site, here.

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