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.