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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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