It has been six months since the prescribed burn took place on the preserve. The native warm season grasses have reached their maximum growing hight of six feet. They are also going to seed at the present time, giving the grasses their vibrant fall colors. And best of all, there are very few or no invasive plants to be found in the stand!
The Gwynedd preserve is also home to several different native wildflowers. In this picture, a migrating Monarch Butterfly is feeding on New York Ironweed. This plant is found throughout the preserve along with Rudbeckia, Joe-Pye Weed and Butterfly Weed.
This October we are planning to restore this three acre meadow back to forest. We will be planting hardwoods native to the area. In all 900 trees will be planted in this reforestation project. Check back in late October for photos of the planting.