Friday, June 25, 2010
Prairie Walk--The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
There is a lot of tall, healthy wild parsnip growing throughout the prairie (see that tall yellow flower on the edge of the path?) and when it it got chopped off by the trimmer it splattered its malicous juice all over his bare arms and legs. Now they are covered with a painful, itchy, ugly rash that is sensitive to light and will last months. It was dismaying to discover how abundantly the wild parsnip is growing out there. Maybe it is even more urgent to tackle than our other challenging invasive, buckthorn.