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Audio Postcard: Purple and gold pepper a prairie voyage

Two flowers.
Goldenrod and Blazing Stars found together at the Lost Valley Prairie Scientific and Natural Area just north of Hastings, Minn.
Photo by Kelly Povo

In Minnesota, you usually don’t have to travel far to find purple and gold. But wildflower chasers Kelly Povo and Phyllis Root found those colors deep in the dew speckled Lost Valley Prairie Scientific and Natural Area, just north of Hastings, Minn.

A wild flower.
A dotted blazing star found in Lost Valley Prairie Scientific and Natural Area just north of Hastings, Minn.
Photo by Kelly Povo

Povo and Root found hundreds of different flowers in this week’s audio postcard but of those bundles the purple Blazing Star and yellow Goldenrod stood out in the early morning sunlight.

A wildflower.
A rough blazing rod found in Lost Valley Prairie Scientific and Natural Area just north of Hastings, Minn.
Photo by Kelly Povo

They passed through tall prairies and over bluffs to capture photos and record their findings in the postcard above.

A person in the distance stands in a field.
Phyllis Root standing in a field in the Lost Valley Prairie Scientific and Natural Area just north of Hastings, Minn.
Photo by Kelly Povo
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