Join the Land Bank staff on a guided walk at Trade Winds Field Preserve. The property is a classic sandplain grassland habitat, whose survival in this location was just a matter of good fortune: the land was used for decades as a grass-strip airport and the regular mowing and rolling that accompanied that use prevented the land’s succession into woodland. Ongoing rescue efforts for the sandplain species — purple tiger beetle, sandplain blue-eyed grass, purple needlegrass, bearberry, wild indigo and sickle-leaf golden aster — are underway. The restoration effort is a dynamic process.
The walk will be given rain or shine and will last approximately 2 hours.
Sunday, December 3 at 1:00pm
Trade Winds Field Preserve County, Barnes and Wing Roads