You're Invited to take a tour of the Prairie at NorthPointe

Thursday, May 09, 2013


You're Invited to Take a Walk in the Prairie


. Saturday May 11th beginning at 10 a.m., we will meet above the waterfall across the drive in front of NorthPointe Health and Wellness and amble the trails around the Campus to see what presents itself to us. We can expect to see winged beauties like meadow larks, tree swallows, and possibly some butterflies.The prairie smoke and other early bloomers may present their floral show for us in the dry hill prairies.Since it is unfair for our eyes to enjoy everything, we will useÅ@our other senses, even taste, to enhance the tour. Hiking will be easy with some short step-off-the-trail parts.We will end the walk around 11:30a.

Å@ If you'd like to help with Prairie Stewardship- Saturday stewardship for May will be on the 25th from 9 to 12. Let's cut brush one more time before our focus shifts to the herbaceous non-natives. We will continue to expand the dry hill prairie on the slope bordering the north side of the South Branch of Dry Run Creek. I will have some tools with me, but if you have a favorite pair of loppers or bow saw, you are welcome to use it. No chainsaws please. To prevent resuckering, the stumps must be treated with Brush and Stump Killer. Park along the Rockton Road entrance drive near the bridge.Å@ The remnant is a short hike up the hill and to the east.

Thank you for your interest in NorthPointe's prairie. I may be reached at this email address: or by cell: 815/641-1462 with questions. Please pass this information along to others who may be interested in prairies or nature.
Heather Hasenyager
Prairie Steward and Biologist
NorthPointe Prairie


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