The plant photos on this site were taken overtime on the Gahr Farm. Previously a commercial grain, seed, and livestock operation, which has been managed as a private nature reserve from 1997 until 2010. Much of the 350 acres is now owned by The Nature Conservancy and protected as a nature reserve in perpetuity. Plant communities changed overtime as wetlands were constructed on marginal wet cropland and uplands were no longer cultivated. This process is ongoing as native species long suppressed by agricultural activities begin to show up again. It is a very competitive environment as they strive to compete with introduced species in an ever changing mix.