I’ve written before about how much pleasure I get from our backyard prairie garden. It has a nice diversity of prairie flowers and attracts an astonishing number of insects. The garden also provides me with an opportunity to watch competition between prairie species in a small contained setting.
This year has been a good one for the five-year old garden. The plants have largely filled in the spaces and now stand shoulder to shoulder, providing abundant color and great habitat for a number of tiny animals. Here are a few June photos from the prairie garden this year.