We took a walk today along the east side of the Mississippi River just down stream from Coon Rapids Dam. The park here invested about ten years ago in a major prairie restoration project which has been paying off big time in recent years. The following is a sampling of the scenery, mainly focusing on flowering plants in the prairie areas, but there are a couple of woodland plants and a few other items of interest as well.
I’ve numbered the photos so you can provide suggested identifications of any items you recognize. For some photos, you can click to get a larger image. Most larger images are not more than 1700 pixels wide, and will appear in a window with scrollbars.
1) Coon Rapids Dam
4) This person must have really loved plants.