Spring on the Prairie

· Posted by Joshua in Nature

A cluster of purple-blue wild lupines.
Wild Lupine

Spring took its time in coming to Wisconsin this year, and when it arrived the rain clouds seemed to hang overhead for weeks at a time. All that water had to make something grow eventually, though, and the prairies were in blossom by the end of May.

These photos are from Borah Creek Prairie State Natural Area near Fennimore, Wisconsin.

Thanks to the Prairie Enthusiasts, Mississippi Valley Conservancy, Driftless Area Land Conservancy, Wisconsin DNR, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for helping maintain this remnant of the prairie landscape that once characterized much of southwest Wisconsin.

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