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Old 11-03-2009, 09:47 AM   #21
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I personally feel that prairie is best appreciated from 2 viewpoints:
1) When you are down among it seeing flowers and insects close up
2) Looking over it from a higher point - you can see the grasses sway and swarms of dragonflies and butterflies

Therefore I'd suggest that you include a raised viewing point and a water source for the insects if you can.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:38 AM   #22
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A raised observation deck is in the long term plans. We want to get it established prior to placing it, since special consideration will need to be made due to burning schedules. Thank you for your input!
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:58 AM   #23
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Great news, gnomenative. Glad you at least have a little "seed money".
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:07 PM   #24
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That is wonderful news, gnomenative. I hope that you will keep us updated on the project as it progresses.
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Have you checked out Wild Ones Seeds for Education grants? Heres the website Seeds for Education - Grants for School Gardens and Community Nature Areas
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:28 PM   #26
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Funny that you mentioned the Wild Ones SFE Grant. I have been a member for a few years. We applied for that this year and I just found out today that we will receive $150 from them in from the SFE! Yeah!
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:53 PM   #27
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Hooray!
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:08 PM   #28
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Thanks for keeping us informed about how the project is progressing. It will be informative watching a real time project play out through all the steps that will be necessary.
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