We feel very lucky to have a little slice of a prairie. The front field used to be farmed for cotton back in the 1930’s. It has Little Bluestem, Indiangrass, other grasses and forbs now. The back field is also going back to natives after fifteen plus years of resting. We still have a lot of non-natives, but a lot of good stuff too.

We are so happy to share with Claire. She is converting her yard in Norman with many natives. The goal is not a “yard” but a wonderful mix of natives for the critters. Here Lyre-leaf sage added to the mix!

Blue-eyed Grass! We try to keep the foundation around the house clean. So this one would be likely get wacked. Now it will have a new home!

A new home for an anemone!

Claire is putting a diversity of plants. And not just the showy ones. For example, the small Rabbit Tobacco which is sometimes used by Lark Sparrows’ in their nests.

A recycled container seemed like an appropriate use for transporting. In this case, a plantain (Plantago) easily seen in the photo.

An American Beautyberry that I originally got from a nearby neighbor.

If you have been following the last few posts, you will recognized the thistle. Yes, we know it is prickly, but no more so than a rose bush. And hey, this supports more native critters!

The little red wagon was helpful. Equally important, Gracie and Briar participated!

Groundsel (Packera tampicana) was gathered! The Groundsel is kinda small this year here. Certainly more rain is needed.

In brief, a good haul of twenty species for Claire’s own city prairie! Sharing our love of native plants! Follow Claire’s blog to learn about the plants progress.

The new bundle of joy! There were two eggs. But only one baby now. No idea what happened with the other.

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.


  1. So glad the vulture hatched before I left so I could admire it!!
    Already found some new homes for lyre leaf sage and Mexican plum babies around town. Going to restore natives in as many yards as will take them!!

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