Saturday, August 24, 2013
Lichterman Center Meadow
The Lichterman Nature Center has 2 meadow areas. One of them (pictured above) is part of the Backyard Wildlife Center:
The other meadow area is reached by following these signs:
to this path:
The meadow is more overgrown than I've ever seen it. I don't know if this is part of some overall plan that involves mowing the whole thing and starting over every few years, but right now the plants are nearly twice my height. If they leave it, they'll eventually have a new forest area:
When the meadow was more open we used to see foxes and rabbits. While I was there yesterday I saw grasshoppers and butterflies:
The butterfly above wasn't actually in the meadow area. The meadow butterflies were too busy for me to catch. The butterfly in this photo was in the forest area.