Category Archives: Fall foliage

Fall Color of the Prairies and Savannas

It’s not too late to enjoy the beauty of fall on the prairie, savanna, or oak woodland near you.  The prairie does not produce the brilliant yellows, oranges and reds of the northern forest, but rather has a more quiet … Continue reading

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The Fall Colors of the Prairies and Savannas

Here are some of my favorite images of fall on restored and remnant prairies of the upper midwest. Fall color on Wisconsin’s prairies and savannas is more subtle, and less dramatic than the flaming colors of a northern Wisconsin forest; … Continue reading

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Two Prairies–Pioneers of Ecological Restoration

Curtis Prairie in Madison, and Aldo Leopold’s Prairie near Baraboo, both in Wisconsin are among the earliest attempts that scholars know of to restore a complete ecosystem of any type and are almost certainly among the earliest prairie restoration projects … Continue reading

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Everyone Owns Lake Front Property

This is true no matter how far you live from the nearest lake, because whatever flows off your yard will go into the storm drain, and will end up in the local stream or lake.  Herbicide and fertilizer runoff are … Continue reading

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Autumn Sunrise on the Prairie

One of the great restoration success stories in central Wisconsin is the Pheasant Branch Conservancy in the City of Middleton near Madison in Dane County Wisconsin, a complex of prairie and wetlands in a large urban area. Sections of the … Continue reading

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