Park natural resource managers sowed 17 forb (wildflower) species in the tallgrass prairie during the spring of 1982 and a mix of 26 other forb species in the spring of 1983. The result today is a colorful array of flowers mixed with the green, purple, and golden hues of native grasses from April until late October. Numerous other species have appeared by natural reintroduction from outside the park. Exotic species, some attractive wildflowers, have escaped into the park as well.
Did You Know?
In 1874, the year Herbert Hoover was born, Ernest Shackleton (an early Antarctic explorer), Honus Wagner (one of the greatest baseball players in history), Harry Houdini (a famous professional magician), and Robert Frost (Pulitzer Prize winning poet) were also born. More...