The Berry Prairie Blog

Native Biodiversity in a Rooftop Landscape

Mar 30, 2012, 7:38 PM
Draba is a large genus of mostly small plants. (These minuscule plants are only about the size of a quarter, and maybe an inch tall.) Most of the approximately 380 species of Draba in the world, 121 in North America, and 26 in Wyoming, are alpine or boreal, where they inhabit some very windy and harsh habitats. Many species have quite small habitat areas, some even restricted to single mountain ranges.
Mar 26, 2012, 8:03 PM
The Berry Prairie’s first winter turned out to be relatively mild—at least so far. The snow melted off last month, and the “soil” has dried significantly since then. And, with temperatures soaring into the 60’s, and lots of sunshine, the ground has gotten warm enough to stimulate growth. The Prairie still looks mostly brown (and red) from above, but at ground level, there’s a lot to get excited about!