ALF West and East

ALF West

The Alf west site had multiple echinacea angustifolia plants and a lot of tall cool season grasses. There was a natural hill, fencing, power lines, and a road by the area.

ALF East

The Alf east site had no echinacea angustifolia plants that I could see, but I saw a lot of diffrent forbs and legumes. There were also many cool season grasses which where more tall and dense near the road. There was a natural hill and trees in the area. I also saw signs of burning, for exsample there were left over burnt shrub branches and the plant life was more diverse.


The two sites differed. The west site which had echinacea angustifolia was less diverse compared to the amount of diffrent plants seen in the East site. The ALF East site was clearly the site that was burned. The leftover burnt branches and the great amount of plant diversity compared to the West site shows this.

Hailey Werk

Echinacea Project 2024

I’m Hailey, I just graduated from Morris Area High School. I plan on attending Augustana University next fall. I have not yet decided my major.

Pronouns: she/her

Research Interests

I am interested in learning more about the ground nesting bees. It has always interested me and I am excited to see how the bee traps go this season.


I have lived in Donnelly, Minnesota my whole life and in my spare time I enjoy reading, running long distance, and paddleboarding.