Front Meadow

5.1 Black Willow Shrub Wetland (Natural)

This natural area of some 5-6 acres lies on the south bank of the stream that borders the wetland.  It is riparian and conforms to the Black Willow Shrub Wetland community.  A prominent feature is two enormous Black Willow trees, and we have planted several more along the stream.  These trees provide several levels of habitat for different birds.  They are very dynamic and sculptural as limbs sag or break, take root, and produce new trees around the parent.  Shrubs include Black Alder, Bush Willows, and Sumac.  Herbaceous plants include Calamus, Tall Meadow Rue, Snake Root, Canada Lily, and Blue Lobelia.






July 30, 2011