"Change will come as surely as the seasons, and twice as quick."
- Louisa May Alcott
Indeed, the Berry Prairie has changed a lot this year. In a lot of ways. A new design, a new plant list, a new irrigation system, a new mulch cover, and all just in the time for the snow.
Laramie experienced a wonderful, long fall. Temperatures were mild through all of September and October, and only this past week did we get any substantial snowfall. We're thanking our lucky stars, and hoping this bodes well for the new green roof plants come spring.
But for now, we enter our winter senescence. Until spring, here are a few photos of the roof as you'll see it.
Written by Brenna Marsicek, UW Biodiversity Institute