Meadows comprise about a third of the 400 acres of campus of Medford Leas and its sister campus, Lumberton Leas. Last January a large section of the Medford Leas meadow underwent a controlled burn.
The dominant flower is the sun-flower related coreopsis, some twenty-five species of which are native to North America. It’s always been a favorite of mine but even with fields full of them here I had to buy a $16 one gallon plant at the nursery for the shore house. Oh well.
I was out early one morning to take advantage of the warm, soft light, and found some remaining dew.
Then, a couple of days later, although it was mid-day light I couldn’t resist the clouds.
I wasn’t the only one enjoying the field; there were many taking advantage of the flowers’ treasures.
The swaths of coreopsis are by far the most spectacular feature right now but there are other species present. For a selection CLICK HERE.