News from the preserves, parks and backyards of Princeton, NJ. The website aims to acquaint Princetonians with our shared natural heritage and the benefits of restoring native diversity and beauty to the many preserved lands in and around Princeton.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Highschool Wetland in Full Flower
But a larger ensemble is just warming up: wild senna, black-eyed susan, hundreds of joe-pye-weed, swamp rose, sunflower, and cut-leaf coneflower. What's particularly auspicious about this wetland's setup is that it is essentially surrounded by an observation walkway, perfect for viewing the wildflowers rising ten feet up from the wetland below.
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Steve, thanks for showing these! I am delighted to see the wetland, which would otherwise have been a dull wasteland requiring periodic mowing, turned into such a beautiful example of a free living wetland. We had dreamed of this and I am thrilled to see it come to fruition even though I no longer live nearby.ReplyDelete
Great to hear from you Charlotte. For readers, one of Charlotte's many contributions to Princeton's public schools was the role she played in gaining school support for the transformation of the retention basin from mowed grass to thriving native wetland.ReplyDelete