A meadow is an area with shallow ground water that allows grasses and wildflowers to flourish. Meadows support a wide range flora and fauna that could not thrive in other habitats, including flowers for native bees and other pollinators.
A recent ramble through this habitat at Mass Audubon’s Wachusett Meadow enabled me to study and appreciate the flowers and grasses up close. In turn, three common meadow creatures kept an eye on me as I walked.
For more information visit: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/wachusett-meadow
To learn more about meadow habitats, visit http://www.magnificentmeadows.org.uk/conserve-restore/importance-of-meadows
6 thoughts on “Wachusett Meadow”
That is the prettiest wild turkey I’ve seen surrounded by wildflowers, very nice! Great shot of the handsome bluebird on the fence!
Thank your! Turkeys aren’t usually what you’d call pretty, are they? But bluebirds are always good looking and fun to photograph!
All creatures are prettier with flowers around them! 😁
I expect that meadows need all the protection they can get? Natural grasslands are a very threatened habitat here in SA.
They certainly do need protecting! Not sure about how much meadow has been lost in the United States, but I’ve read that Great Britain has lost 97% of its meadows since WWII. Astounding!
Gosh that is astounding and shocking too.