Burleson Prairie Description

Burleson Prairie, a tallgrass prairie remnant and restoration in the Blackland Prairie. Bob and Mickey Burlesons' prairie includes over a hundred acres of restored and remnant Blackland Prairie, part of Texas' endangered tallgrass prairies. The Burlesons' have been restoring this tallgrass prairie for decades and have written a restoration guide available on NPAT's web site. Local ecotype seed was locally collected by the Burlesons from native prairie hay meadows in the area, many of which no longer exist. Photos by Lisa Spangler.

Burleson Prairie

Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) gone to seed
Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium…
Bob and Mickey Burleson restored their prairie over several decades, likely the first prairie restorationists in Texas
Bob and Mickey Burleson…
Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
Big Bluestem (Andropogon…
Gayfeather and Pitcher Sage blooming, and Purple Coneflower gone to seed
Gayfeather and Pitcher…
Two Indiangrass plants grown together in an arch
Two Indiangrass plants…
A huge thanks to Bob and Mickey for leading many field trips to their prairie.  Attendees walk among the Little Bluestem and Indiangrass.
A huge thanks to Bob and…
Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) going to seed with the moon in the sky
Big Bluestem (Andropogon…
Bob tells the story of the restoration of Burleson Prairie among the prairie grasses and plants
Bob tells the story of…
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), the dominant of the big four tallgrass prairie grasses
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium…
Indiangrass
Indiangrass
Many people attended a field trip to Burleson Prairie during the NPSOT-NPAT 2007 Symposium
Many people attended a…
Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans), one of the big four tallgrass prairie grasses
Indiangrass (Sorghastrum…
Pitcher sage (Salvia azurea), a favorite of hummingbirds
Pitcher sage (Salvia azurea),…
A Maximillian Sunflower (Helianthus maximilianii) at Burleson Prairie, the first tallgrass prairie restoration in the Blackland Prairie
A Maximillian Sunflower…
Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) going to seed
Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium…
Leavenworth’s Eryngo (Eryngium leavenworthii) is an annual that blooms in the fall
Leavenworth’s Eryngo…
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