Sunday, August 10, 2014

Wild Ones Fox Valley & Green Bay chapters tour two beautiful properties landscaped with natives

The LaLuzerne property in De Pere features ver one hundred  species of native trees and shrubs and dozens of native grasses, flowers and water plants that have been planted over a 36 year period on what was a once barren corn field.  With a stream, pond and lake added by the owners, their family has enjoyed years of relaxation and recreation in a beautiful setting that has been evolving over the years.

Who wouldn't want to be a guest
in this "guest house"
with a view of the nearby pond?

The 7 acre Mead property on the west edge of Green Bay has 2 acres of prairie.  The prairie was planted in 1996 and is maintained by mowing each spring.  There is a small wetland and creek.  Native trees planted include tamarack, eastern red cedar, basswood, paper birch, locust, aspen, red maple and red and white oak.
Down a long winding drive a turkey waits to greet us!

A mowed trail system allows visitors to wander
through the property.

Coneflowers seem to be a butterfly favorite

Back down the winding drive after an enjoyable day
touring beautiful properties with members of
Wild Ones Fox Valley & Green Bay chapters.

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