Over the past two weeks I have accomplished quite a bit on the eastern side of the field. With the branches and debris off the soil, grasses and forbs have started to fill in the space.
|Looking south over the cleared section|
|Looking south on the other side of the long brush pile|
|Looking south over the next section just to the west|
|Looking south over the next section to the west|
|Looking east over the northern end of the first three sections|
|Another view of the White Pine|
|Looking SW over the far western section that was cleared.|
The forecast for the weekend looks to be bringing more rain to an already saturated landscape. My fingers are crossed that it holds off since my window for seed harvesting is limited for some plants and an excessively wet climate can spoil the seed altogether. Soon I hope to collect some of the goldenrod and aster seeds, but it may be a bit still since some still are flowering. If anyone has good suggestions for native wildflowers that would look good in the areas pictured above feel free to let me know and I can look into adding it to the list.