On a visit to our native plant nursery last spring, Bosky Dell Natives, we admired a small grove of aspens planted on the property. Walking into this small stand of trees just off the main path, it felt like we were in a secret garden. We knew we wanted to recreate this space in our own backyard.
We have been busy the past few weeks planting large, 15 foot aspens in the field just beyond our property line. A section of our fence will be replaced with a gate to allow access to the field where we hope to continue adding native plants and augmenting the habitat for the wildlife who call this place home.
Here’s a few pics of the work in progress. We have a number of hawks who have put our yard on their daily fly by. I think this one is a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk who is perched on the lumber in the clearing looking for lunch.