The high number of species found within the confines of Strandness Prairie creates a parade of flowers throughout the season, from pasque flowers in April to asters in October.
What the Conservancy Has Done/Is Doing
Strandess Prairie was acquired by The Nature Conservancy in 1972. The prairie is managed by prescribed burning to reduce accumulated plant debris from the previous growing seasons, and to suppress invasion by woody species. Three acres of agricultural trespass on the east edge have led to a severe problem with Canada thistle and bird's foot trefoil, which is being treated with herbicide and mowing. A prairie reconstruction project could convert trespass areas into native species.