The Berry Prairie Blog

Native Biodiversity in a Rooftop Landscape

May 31, 2013, 8:38 PM
The Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, home to the green roof and the penstemon showcase garden, will be host to another botanical experiment this summer - relating to Indian Paintbrush cultivation!
May 24, 2013, 8:45 PM
The list of 2013 Flowering Plants on the Green Roof is growing. So far the list includes the Fewseed Draba, Devil's Gate Twinpod, one of the Fleabanes (Erigeron compositus), and most recently, the wonderful Prairie Smoke.
May 21, 2013, 8:55 PM
Last year we noted the first flowers of spring on March 30 - Draba of course - and a couple of weeks later (April 13) Devil’s gate twinpod showed its first flower. This year, those two species were again the first to bloom, both just about one month later than last spring.
May 10, 2013, 9:06 PM
This post is written by our guest author, Lusha Tronstad. Lusha is the Invertebrate Zoologists for the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, and is pretty much the Bug Queen of Wyoming. Her office has curtains featuring beetles, her favorite pair of shoes are her waders, and she put shrimp on the green roof. She's the coolest.