Wachusett Meadow

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.

Eastern Bluebird
Common Purple Vetch and Other Meadow Grasses
Wild Turkey

Red-winged Blackbird
Common Milkweed

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

    1. Thank your! Turkeys aren’t usually what you’d call pretty, are they? But bluebirds are always good looking and fun to photograph!

    1. 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!

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