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September 16, 2012

New Gustavus prairie has visitors looking into the past

Coneflower Prairie dedicated at Gustavus

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Finally, the Coneflower Prairie is a pretty and peaceful place for people to relax, contemplate and refresh, according to Moeller and Kittelson. Like all of the arboretum, it’s open to the public during daylight hours for anyone needing a few moments to stop and smell the spiderwort.

While they might be biased (Moeller is a self-described “prairie nut” and Kittelson said virtually all her research has focused on prairies), they think the Coneflower Prairie is a real looker — even in the midst of a drought.

“I think it’s just lovely,” Kittelson said. “It’s beautiful.”

 

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