The Berry Prairie Blog

Native Biodiversity in a Rooftop Landscape

Apr 30, 2013, 9:21 PM
For the second year in a row, the winner of "First Flowerer" award goes to.... the Fewseed Draba (Draba oligosperma)! You heard right, there's activity on the green roof, of the flowering variety!
Apr 23, 2013, 6:01 PM
A new addition to the 2012 Berry Prairie blooming-flower roster is Erigeron compositus, sometimes known as cutleaf daisy. This species is one of 46 erigerons that grow in Wyoming, 176 in North America, and nearly 400 around the world. Erigerons are often called fleabanes (because fleas will flee from them), but that name is shared with other genera. Some Wyoming erigerons get quite tall—up to 18 inches or more—but the four species on the Berry Prairie are diminutive.
Apr 16, 2013, 9:33 PM
Welcome to Springtime in the Rocky Mountains. This is the time when spring taunts us with warm weather, then dumps a foot of snow on our budding tulips. When we feel the nearly insatiable itch to pack up the snow boots and shovels and bust out the galoshes and spades. It's a frustrating, tough time of year.
Apr 4, 2013, 9:40 PM
Welcome back to the Berry Prairie! After a nice, long winter, we are keeping our eyes on the ground in anticipation of the spring green up. Last spring, our first plant that flowered was the Draba - and it flowered on March 30! This year, it's been cooler and most plants are still dormant, not even close to flowering.