LPF Site 5 - The Elm Street Microprairie

Longspur's Site 5, the Elm Street Micro-Prairie, is located in Moorhead and consists of one micro-plot located in the front yard of a residence. The site is privately-owned. Planting on Site 5 began in the summer of 2017. The site is now open -- for the entire community -- to enjoy all year long, sunrise to sunset. 

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Longspur's Site 5 - The Elm Street Micro-Prairie exists to connect our residential communities to our natural heritage, creating habitat where it is most scarce. This site is one of the first of many in Longspur's pledge to innovate and reimagine our residential yards from marginally used spaces to biodiverse, native habitats.

 

The seed mix utilized for the Elm Street Micro-Prairie was gathered from LPF Site 6 - the Mickelson Micro-Prairie. With each native wildflower producing a bounteous amount of seed for division, the potential for sustainable and exponential growth of residential prairies is significant. 

 

Want to learn more about how YOUR yard could become habitat for native wildflowers and endangered pollinators? Reach out to schultz@longspurprairie.org to sponsor your very own micro-prairie!