In an event co-sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, 12-14 naturalists led by Joe Woolbright met on Baker Prairie last Saturday (August 5th) to collect seeds.
Four species of plants were targeted: Lavender Bee Balm (Monarda fisulosa), Pale Coneflower (Echinacea pallida), New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus) and Yellow Wingstem (Verbesina helianthus).
This project was to collect seeds in order to give them to farmers working on prairie restoration projects. Please remember that private collecting of seeds or removal of plants from the prairie is strictly forbidden in order to protect this important natural area! Check out the pictures below!