Contributors

These are the folks who have contributed their photos and observations to this site.  This page includes a short description of the prairies they monitor.  To see more details, and photos of their prairies, click on the links.

Marcie O’Connor – I live on 500 acres of old farmland in west-central Wisconsin.  I’ve planted prairies in 150 acres of old crop fields beginning in 2000.   The prairies are mowed when necessary to keep out invading brush or trees, or to control weeds, but (with one exception) none have been burned.  There are remnant prairies and overgrown remnant savannas throughout the property, often adjacent to the planted prairies.  I’m also working to open up and expand these remnants.

MJ Hatfield – Possibly as a direct result of a dear botanist friend referring to my original planting as fake, I wondered if life knew the prairie was fake.  The areas are not large enough for grassland birds, but what about insects?  So in 2001, tentatively, slowly, I began to look closer at insects in the planted prairies.   I still have lots to learn, but I know that insects are fascinating and much remains to be discovered about them.