REDEEMER

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST


Sunday Worship 9:30 AM


Wednesday Worship 6:30 PM

Located at:

W220  N4915 Town Line Road

Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

 

Mail:

PO Box 230

Sussex, WI 53089

REDEEMER'S PRAIRIE

LATE SUMMER PRAIRIE TOUR

We'll take a closer look at some of the native prairie plants already established including; directional Compass Plants, the cool leaves of Prairie Dock created by a process called evapotranspiration, the unique characteristics of Sideoat Grama Grass, the lush russet colored Indian Grass, and Big Bluestem. Then we'll visit the Sanctuary garden with its wheelchair friendly 300’ walkway and entrance archway with Honeysuckle vines. We'll enter into an area with six native garden beds filled with more native perennial plants including Rough Blazing Star - Liatris, Quinine Plant, Gray Headed Coneflower, Little Bluestem Grass, along with many other native flowering plants.


FALL: SEED COLLECTING

We'll be collecting seeds form a variety of grasses, Prairie Clover, Prairie Dock, Compass Plant, Common Milkweed, Blue False Indigo, Rough Blazing Star, Purple Coneflower, Quinine, Rattlesnake Master, Skyblue Aster and Lead Plant. The seeds will be dried and spread prior to a snowfall on another part of the prairie that’s been prepared for the introduction of new prairie plants for next spring.


WINTER PRAIRIE TOUR

For many native plants most of the real activity is still going on deep underground and what remains above ground offer vital food sources for a variety of animals.


SPRING PRAIRIE TOUR

We'll be pointing out many of the the retuning native plants that are beginning to emerge as our days and hours of sunlight grow longer. We'll check in on Compass Plant, Rosinweed, Purple Cone Flower, Golden Alexander, Spiderwort, Prairie Smoke, Spring Beauty, Wild Geranium, Solomon Seal, Spring Ephemerals, Virginia Bluebell, Jacobs Ladder, May Apple, Woodland Violets, Virginia Waterleaf, Bloodroot, Woodland Violet, and Spring Beauty just to name a few.


SUMMER PRAIRIE TOUR

On this tour, we get to see the prairie in all its glory! With over 40 different native varieties of healthy plants, this prairie continues to expand and surprise all of us as we find more native plants growing in places where they were never planted. The prairie is now expanding itself on its own. Today we will see many varieties including Compass Plant, False Sunflower, Grey Headed Coneflower, Bergamot, Weeping Daisies, Blue Vervain, Rosinweed, Echinacea, Butterfly Weed, Prairie Dock, Mullein, Ironweed, Culver’s Root, Rattlesnake Master, Penstemon, Lead Plant, Common Milkweed and invasive plants such as Chickery, Queen Anne's Lace, thistles, Knapweed, Curly Dock and a very invasive Butter & Egg plant. It truly has been a lush and beautiful year! We hope you’ll take time to visit it in person.