state natural area poems #12: rock river prairie

the rock calls us home

evening primrosing with open arms

waves and waves of petal

evening primrose

field bindweed

(Some evening primrose and field bindweed growing in the prairie and its edge.)

Rock River Prairie SNA is a dry prairie above the Rock River b/t Janesville and Beloit. Lots of grasses and flowers, though woody species are encroaching. Still great for a walk, and several first IDs on flowers. Thanks to the Wisconsin DNR for tending this plot of earth.

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