Category Archives: Woods

More Invasive Exotics

Despite years of working hard to find and destroy invasive exotic plants at the PGT, their variety and numbers are increasing. An ideal time to find exotics is now; before native plants green up. For the past month I’ve been … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Exotic invasives, Finances, Woods | Tagged | Leave a comment

Spring Wildflowers

We found Bird’s-foot violets blooming along the ridge trail above Hillers Creek this morning. Many other kinds of wildflowers can be found in the woods now. Once the trees leaf out in early May the place to find wildflowers shifts … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Flowers, Woods | Leave a comment

New Valley Overlook – Place to Pause

I could sit in this spot at the edge of the savanna bluffs at the PGT forever. Listening to the tanager and wood thrush, watching for herons, enjoying whatever flowers or trees happen to be in bloom…. If you walk … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Garden Design, Public Gardens, Savannah, Woods | Tagged , , | Comments Off on New Valley Overlook – Place to Pause

Dogwood Forest

The flowering dogwoods are going to be in peak bloom this week. Here is a picture from this morning. It was taken in the South 40 woods which is about a ten minute walk from the visitor center.

Share
Posted in Woods | Tagged | Comments Off on Dogwood Forest

Early Fall Color

I’m starting to see hints of Fall color in the woods at the Prairie Garden Trust now. I photographed these dogwood leaves in the South Forty woods this morning. In two or three weeks the colors should be peak. It … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Trees & shrubs, Woods | Tagged | Comments Off on Early Fall Color

Lichen Bluff

Visitors to the Prairie Garden Trust are always surprised to see rocky bluffs and steep hillsides. We call this Lichen Bluff because is is covered with some fabulous lichen. In the background is Hillers Creek valley. I took this picture … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Fern, Moss/Lichen, Woods | Comments Off on Lichen Bluff

The Point

One of the magical spots at the PGT is The Point. It is a rocky bluff that looks out on to the Hiller’s Creek valley. This picture looks up at the steep north slope to The Point. As I was … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Geology, Ponds & Streams, Woods | Comments Off on The Point

Dogwood Landscape

Dogwood at The Point The dogwoods are a little late to come on this year. As you can see in this picture the flowers are not fully open. Flowering Dogwoods are my favorite flowering tree; they are something you must … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Flowers, Habitats, Trees & shrubs, Woods | Tagged | Comments Off on Dogwood Landscape

Golden Light in the Morning

  The light in the open woods near Beaver Lake was magical this morning. Henry was out with his camera and caught it. We’re planning to put a paved trail from the visitor center to the lake and this is … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Burns, Habitats, Land management, Ponds & Streams, Public Gardens, Woods | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Golden Light in the Morning

Black Haw at peak bloom

Black Haw, Viburnum prunifolium Dogwoods are the most beautiful and the most abundant flowering tree at the PGT. Another wonderful small tree with very attractive flowers and foliate is Black Haw. It is probably at peak bloom today. You can … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Trees & shrubs, Woods | 2 Comments