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Pollinator Meadows

Posted on Jun 27, 2015

This morning RTPI Affiliate Sean Graesser and I attended the annual meeting of the Aspetuck Land Trust at the always magnificent Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area in Weston and Easton, Connecticut with many great friends, naturalists, conservationists and caring neighbors. Thankfully incoming rain showers held off until the afternoon, but the cool and cloudy conditions kept it quiet for most insects. We joined our fellow members of the Land Management Committee to hike the property after the meeting, examining our pollinator meadows and the sizable growth of uncut grasslands that are now harboring masses of milkweed, plenty of pollinators and a couple beautiful breeding Bobolinks! The only cut grass we have here are some walking trails, with water company land, the forest of Trout Brook Valley, and a farm surrounding the grasslands and meadows. We also had a very nice butterfly that Sean will show us in an upcoming post. It is as natural as it gets, and the proof is in the abundant life filling these pristine habitats.

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Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator