I grew up in Freeport on the eastern edge. Did undergrad at UW-Platteville. The Driftless Region has always been a part of my life
I used to work in Whiteside County, Illinois. Know that area well, its up north where we grow vegetables to feed humans. It actually qualifies as "rolling prairies. I grew up in Central Illinois where its table-top flat and where all the corn you can see ends up being fed to our food.
Something that was sourced from Habitats Forever. I don’t know the exact mix but it is heavy on milkweeds
We are 1/2 mile away from and 300’ above the Mississippi. In the “drift less region”. It was missed by the last glacial advance. Land wasn’t bulldozed flat like most of the Midwest.
KUDOS!! Are you able to expand that wet spot by the woods (by the tractor bucket)? That would give you an even better mix of species. Also, consider planting a few clumps of flowering fruit trees here and there.
That dark spot by the tractor bucket is a weedy patch that is too steep to cultivate. (rollover area)
Much of the seed that went in needs to winter-over before it can germinate. Very few flowers this year.