Friday, August 20, 2010

Out on the prairie—by bike

One of the joys of our city is that bike paths have proliferated in recent years and it's easy to ride to a prairie. Prairie used to cover much of Wisconsin and helped create the rich soil that attracted European immigrants. A tiny part of original prairie remains but the UW Arboretum has been at the forefront of research on prairie restoration.
  I love the feeling of space when I'm in a prairie and prairie flowers in bloom seem to change weekly. Here are some photos of prairies easily accessible by bicycle from my house.

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