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Had the mowing been delayed until January or February millions of beneficial insects' habitat would have been protected and nonnative invasive fescue would have been discouraged. Birds, box turtles and many other beneficial and harmless other created would have benefited as well. And the landowner could have saved a significant amount of labor and fuel cost by not mowing at all until the winter of 2011-12 and allowed native species to prosper next growing season.
This illustrates the unseen prairie all over Northwest Arkansas. Constantly grazed or frequently mowed for hay, such prairie remnants go unrecognized and unappreciated.
Please click on individiual images to ENLARGE views of wet prairie north of 15th Street in south Fayetteville, Arkansas.