“The meadow is a wild place full of nature’s homespun wonder to explore.” – Gwendolyn Lacy
From the birds, bugs, butterflies, and bees on the flowers to the birds collecting seeds …. dragonflies drying their wings too …..a meadow is an open field where native plants grow.
From the birds, bugs, butterflies, and bees on the flowers to the birds collecting seeds and dragonflies drying their wings, a meadow is a wild and native space that is utterly self-sufficient.
This wildflower meadow was created from a combination of cultivated wildflowers established to provide a food source for the bee hives that were on this site three years ago AND indigenous flowers, native to this site.
The meadow serves multiple purposes in the cycle of its surrounding ecosystem including:
- An open field area where native plants grow.
- Can contains both wet and arid areas.
- A Naturally sustainable area that
- Requires ZERO water to maintain
- ZERO mowing –so no added fossil fuels are used in maintenance.
- Therefore, overall very ecologically sound.
- Provides an area that helps to combat New Jersey’s changing climate by providing green spaces.
- Helps pollinators by providing homes and food sources for butterflies, bees, and birds.
- It reduces excess or standing water due to the plant usage.
- Stabilizes the river or creek bank preventing erosion of soil and contamination of the water.
- Provides a native habitat for small mammals and area for birds to nest.
- Hiding places for insects both big and small.
- Which in turn provides food for the birds and small mammals.
- Hunting area for the hawks in the sky.