Bloom time: May - October. Provides excellent nesting and brood for pheasants, quail, and other wildlife. Mix of native grasses and wildflowers including: Prairie Junegrass, Side Oats Gramma, Little Bluestem, Yellow Coneflower, and Wild Senna. The diversity of legumes provides food and cover. 16 species included. Plant mid-May to mid-June in dry soil.


Taking a soil sample is suggested prior to planting to determine if anything is needed to amend your soil. Missaukee Conservation District offers a cost share program to Missaukee County landowners. Connect with Jodi DeHate for more information, 231.839.7193 or for more information.


Diverse Shortgrass Prairie



    6180 West Sanborn Road

    Lake City, MI 49651

    t: 231.839.7193

    f: 231.839.5411


    Monday through Friday

    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Closed Federal Holidays

    All programs are offered on a non-discriminatory basis.


    6240 W. Sanborn Road

    Lake City, MI 49651


    Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm   ​​Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Memorial Day thru Labor Day

    Tuesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm