Creating a Wetland, Part I
Creating a Wetland, Part II
It's been less than a year since we created the wetland as documented in the posts above and it's incredible how well our native wetland plants have done and how much wildlife is using the wetland. It's now also a favorite hangout spot for us too!
Here are just a few pics to illustrate:
You can see the wetland sedges, rushes, shrubs (Buttonbush, Swamp Rose), and herbaceous plants along the wetland margin:
The nodding seed heads of this native sedge are spectacular!
If those are spectacular then what is this Iris? Stupendous!
One of our favorite native plants that inhabits wet areas: Boneset. Cool name. Cool leaves that wrap the stem entirely.
Sedge seed heads:
A couple of happy residents (Green frogs):
Today we transplanted prairie plants along the rivulet in the background that drains water from the barn roof into the wetland. We like to cover all of the habitat bases.
The next generation of...
the American toad!
This little wetland provides habitat for wildlife and endless fascination for us! If you are considering creating your own wetland, don't delay, it's a lot of fun!