March 2018 – Chloe Paden, undergraduate research assistant, cold stratified five different species of milkweed: Asclepius speciosa, A. viridis, A. asperula, A. tuberosa, and A. syriaca. After a cold period of four weeks, we moved the seeds to germination trays. These seeds were planted at the Sam Noble Museum in the Centennial Prairie, the OU Biological Station at Lake Texoma, and Saxon Park in Norman.
April 2018 – We begun the solarization of the pollinator meadow at the OU Biological Station.
August 2018 – We planted the first phase of the pollinator meadow.
December 2018 – We seeded the second phase of the pollinator meadow.
Spring 2019 – Plants are breaking dormancy and seeds are germinating.
Summer 2019 – An abundance of blooms and pollinators!
Summer 2019 – Another round of planting with students in the Field Studies class