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Latta Prairie Seed Collecting Trip

Sponsored by the charlotte chapter

Monday, October 11, 2010

Seed collecting time on the prairie.  Gary Marshall from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation led us through the process of collecting seed for the county’s prairie restoration program.


Entering the prairie


Gary instructs us on ripeness and methods of collecting


Is it ripe yet?


Butterfly chrysalis on Little Bluestem


Among the tall grasses


A nearly full bucket


Indiangrass and Bluestem


Blue sky and prairie grass


The downside of prairie work - beggarticks.


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