Photo gallery Autumn fades on the prairie

November 12, 2018 By Jeff Miller

The final days of fall bring their own unique colors and textures, stark yet lovely, to the Curtis Prairie at UW–Madison’s Arboretum.

Photo of rose hips on a rose plant.

The seeds of spring are contained in the rose hips on this native rose plant. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of oak trees lining the edge of the prairie.

An stand of oak trees line the edge of the prairie. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of a scarlet Amur maple sapling amid dull brown prairie grass.

A rogue Amur maple sapling – an invasive species – adds a pop of color amid a stand of prairie grass. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of visitors walking a trail.

Visitors walk a trail. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of milkweed pods opening.

Milkweed pods open to spread the plant's seeds. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of purple aster blossoms.

A New England aster's blossoms brighten the landscape. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of a saw-tooth sunflower plant standing in silhouette as the sun sets.

A saw-tooth sunflower plant stands in silhouette as the sun sets. Photo by: Jeff Miller

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