Once the Shooting Star trail leaves the Lake Louise State Park it continues to follow a former railroad bed across the prairie. While corn and soybean field are abundant the right of way preserve in some respects the ancient prairie and its wildflowers. Lets take a look at some more….The namesake of the trail are the beautiful shooting stars. They come in colors but mostly white.
Mrs. T wants me to make sure of the direction so we're not lost on the trail. Therefore, I stop and check a tall plant whose leavesorient north and south - it's known on the prairie as a compass plant.