Earth Garden V: Singing Meadows Preserve (BRLT)

apple blossoms and buds

A photo series from a visit to another Boothbay Region Land Trust property, in Edgecomb, Maine: Singing Meadows Preserve (PDF). The name derives from the way the meadow “sings” in the summer with crickets, cicadas, frogs and toads, and birds all chiming in. The 16-acre property (with a 1/2 mile loop trail) is “a delightful living laboratory for nature studies.” The brochure says that only one annual mowing is done, in the fall after a heavy frost.

I was happy to see a clouded sulphur butterfly feeding on dandelions, quite a lot of false Solomon Seal, a blooming purple lilac (only one in the meadow), milkweed, willows, and a sparrow. And three friendly black labs!

Below are some photos from this “garden” spot.

kiosk
kiosk
apple tree and bench near entrance
apple tree and bench near entrance
apple blossoms and buds
apple blossoms and buds
false Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)
false Solomon’s Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)
flower on false Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)
flower on false Solomon’s Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)
colours of the meadow
colours of the meadow
wet area
wet area
cattails in meadow
cattails in meadow
clouded sulphur butterfly on dandelion
clouded sulphur butterfly on dandelion
choke cherry, I think
probably chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

 

purple lilac in bloom
purple lilac in bloom
lupine, one of 6 or 7 in a sort of circle
lupine, one of 6 or 7 in a sort of circle
milkweed
milkweed
swath of false Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)
swath of false Solomon’s Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)
shrub I like (ID?)
shrub I like – maybe a cherry seedling
probably a song sparrow
probably a song sparrow
Eurybia divaricatus (White Wood Aster) here too
Eurybia divaricatus (White Wood Aster) here too
line of willow where the water is
line of willow where the water is

One Comment on “Earth Garden V: Singing Meadows Preserve (BRLT)

  1. Pingback: No-Frills Flagship – BEYOND RIVALRY

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