Today we went to Pohlman’s Prairie, a so called goat prairie on top of the bluffs above the Little Maquoketa Valley. This is only a mile away from our home. The trail leads first into a wooded side valley before it enters the small prairie area. Both, the valley and the grassy prairie area are home for many wildflowers, grasses and plants. Some of them we can find here on our own bluffs but others were new to us.

I thought I put a little slide show together with some photos of the wildflowers that we found today or at other locations along the Mississippi River. Some species. like Bloodroot or Hepatica are done blooming already but I have included them too. I hope you enjoy!