Today was an exciting day at the Blessing of the Bay Meadow in Somerville! Offshoots met with the Somerville Pollinator Action Plan Advisory Committee and members from several local planning and advocacy organizations on site to discuss some of the successes and challenges behind urban meadow projects. Thank you to everyone who came out today to review the meadow progress!

Offshoots is seeing lots of our meadow seedlings popping up through swaths of weed species. As the season progresses, our team will continue to string trim the undesired weed species down, allowing for more and more of our native meadow mix to germinate and grow. As we continue to diminish the presence of undesired species such as Crabgrass and Lamb’s Quarter, we expect to see an increased prevalence of the species in our seeded mix. These include Milkweed and Butterflyweed (Asclepias spp.,) Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea,) Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis,) and Aster (Symphyotrichum spp.)

Stay tuned for more Blessing of the Bay Meadow progress, and be sure to follow our @Blessing_Meadows Instagram account for the latest news!

Photo credit: Offshoots, Inc.