Kasota Prairie in spring

Posted on April 30th, 2010 by

"The essential feature of the prairie is its horizon, which you can neither walk to nor touch. It is like the horizon of the sea." (Paul Gruchow in Journal of a Prairie Year)

The Geography 105 class took at field trip to Kasota Prairie on April 13 to study the geologic history of the area. We also saw a lot of wildlife: turkeys, deer, turtles, numerous birds, and a big nest of (carpenter?) ants.

The lovely pasque flower was in bloom. . .

. . . As was the prairie buttercup.

Turtles were out sunning themselves after a long, cold winter.

A really big and busy ant hill.

A juniper wedges its roots into a block of dolomite.


One Comment

  1. Allen Windhorn says:

    Great pictures (now wallpaper, thanks!).