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!
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who spends her time exploring and learning about the unique history and nature in North East Ohio. She lives with her husband and cat in Wooster where she is also a family portrait and nature photographer as well as grows and cans her own vegetables. When she's not doing that, yoga and embroidery (not at the same time) are other things she enjoys.