Photo gallery Autumn fades on the prairie
The final days of fall bring their own unique colors and textures, stark yet lovely, to the Curtis Prairie at UW–Madison’s Arboretum.
The seeds of spring are contained in the rose hips on this native rose plant.
An stand of oak trees line the edge of the prairie.
A rogue Amur maple sapling – an invasive species – adds a pop of color amid a stand of prairie grass.
Visitors walk a trail.
Milkweed pods open to spread the plant's seeds.
A New England aster's blossoms brighten the landscape.
A saw-tooth sunflower plant stands in silhouette as the sun sets.