Observing lawns... first let’s define what a lawn is. I’ll admit I have used lawn and yard interchangeably but for this post I wanted to find and define the proper term. It turns out a yard is all of the green-space around your property, this includes flowerbeds, gardens, hedgerows; the lawn is the open space that the grass is allowed to grow but is mowed, trimmed, and manicured to allow room for play, picnics, and other activities. Cool! I’m not going to get into how bad it is to spray chemicals on your lawn to attempt to get the perfect - lush - grass only - growing at 2.5inches high - carpet of a lawn, I’m only going to say you’ll have a much more diverse array of wildlife visit your lawn if you don’t.
Okay! How do we go about observing a lawn? The easiest way is to grab a blanket and go out in the middle of the lawn and sit down. If we get the snow they’re calling for today you might need a lawn chair to sit but yes, you can observe your lawn even with snow cover!
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.