Crow’s Nest: It’s dry (and warm)

February 24, 2017

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager

This is the first time in 20 years of meadow mowing that I have done winter mowing of meadows when the ground is not frozen.

Normally by the time the sun hits the frosty ground in winter, our fields start getting gooey. This year, it’s so dry that I can mow this week any afternoon. By the end of the day today we’ll be finished most of the winter meadow mowing—and not a moment too soon as it seems like spring is almost upon us already!