Thursday, July 12, 2007
The greening of the Southwest Bike Path
I love this tiny prairie -- less than an acre, I believe. It's a small jewel in the heart of Madison's near west side. Once it was a vacant lot at the intersection of the railroad tracks and Odana Road. Now, thanks to a lot of volunteer work, it's a lovely little wedge of prairie at the intersection of the Southwest Bike Path (built on the old railroad right of way) and Odana Road. And this section isn't the only planting that neighborhood volunteers have done along the bike path. The greening of the bike path was almost entirely a volunteer effort, and this page from the Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association website chronicles their progress.
Click on the photo to get to larger versions in Flickr. And if you'd like to see more photos on and about the Southwest Bike Path, click here to get to my set on Flickr.