The Tuesday hike report by Jake Gerlach: Thirteen people showed up for our walk on a beautiful summer evening. Since the temperature had moderated, I decided to hike the green Nordic ski trail. When we got to the prairie section there was a sea of lavender flowers in bloom. There was a lot of Monarda and spotted knapweed (a very invasive prairie plant). There were also yellow coneflowers, Queen Anne’s lace, even a primrose.