Jack McDowell, a land management
coordinator for Franklin County Metro
Parks, has identified and prioritized areas along the trail corridor
where clearing and grubbing should take place to remove overgrowth,
poison ivy and other invasive species. This will give some of the rare and
endangered prairie plants a chance
to regenerate themselves. This ongoing project began on 2-19-05.
Click here to
additional information about the unique native grasses and wildflowers
that can be found in Madison County.
(Courtesy of Julia Cumming and the Madison Soil and Water Conservation
here to view another excellent collection of photos of remnant
prairie species in our region,
including instructions for a systematic way to identify plants you
(Courtesy of John E. Silvius, Professor of Biology, Cedarville