Meadow Restoration and Deer Monitoring
Meadow Restoration Team
Volunteers have been working with a meadow restoration expert to develop a plan to restore a portion of the northeast meadow, adjacent to Woodend's front entrance. The first phase of the restoration took place in August 2013. After three sessions of site preparation through late summer and early fall, the team began planting in late October. The goal is a rejuvenated meadow in the spring of 2014, with far fewer non-native invasive plants and an abundance of Piedmont sedges, grasses, and flowers to provide habitat for a diversity of species.
|In three workdays this fall, some 50 volunteers set out and dug in over 3,000 native plants in the meadow.
For more information about helping restore the meadow, contact email@example.com.
Meadow team leader: Pat Ratkowski
Deer Monitoring Team
The meadow restoration project is expected to include an exclosure in order to determine the effect the Woodend resident deer herd has on the area.
The deer monitoring team is researching the cost of equipment and materials for construction of exclosures of several different sizes. The team expects to build the exclosures in October 2013.
Volunteers are welcomed to assist with erecting the posts and fences.
In the future, the deer monitoring team may revive the semiweekly evening deer counts in order to better know the size of the resident herd in fall and winter.
Deer Monitoring Report, May 2013