One of the most remarkable aspects of this site is the variety of habitats – streams, ponds, wetlands, woods, hillsides, meadows – and one of our primary goals for this project is to protect and preserve the habitat. Today we met with folks from the state to discuss possible projects for habitat restoration at Resh Mill Preserve:
- State and County programs to enhance stream buffers
- Planting warm season grasses in the meadows to improve habitat for nesting birds, turkey and plants for pollinators such as bees and butterflies
- Create, support and link greenways for animals
- Plantings to improve the wetlands so they can hold more water and support species such as bog turtles
- And bring in the neighbors and community to also benefit from any restoration projects
Skunk cabbage was poking up out of the ground. Stay tuned!