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Carpenter Farm Park

12 acres

"These 12.4 acres of rolling hills — once a horse farm — are currently undergoing native plant restorations, which will return these seasonally dry wetlands to the bucolic prairie meadows of earlier times. During the summer, enjoy the antics of butterflies hovering over the 2,000 square foot monarch butterfly garden, featuring flowers of milkweed, Joe Pye Weed, cardinal flower, and bee balm, just to name a few. Then view and learn about recently planted native shrubs, growing in the hedgerow between the two meadows."

"Right now I could use help with debarking autumn olive, which is the only way to prevent these shrubs from cloning. Since the summer is the best time for this, if someone wants to show up weekly, learn, and work independently, they could become proficient enough to help on other sites that also have problems with autumn olive." - Julie Sullivan, Go Native Long Island

Observations

  • Ongoing drug activities in parking lot entrance - safety concerns for visitors (November, 2020)
  • Ongoing need for volunteers to pull invasive species, fun & relaxing experience (2020)


Special Places
environmentalist-friendly
- has at least one associated NGO (non governmental organization) {see below}
What Needs Improvement?
volunteering issues
drug activity issues
- regular selling of drugs in parking lot
natural landscaping issues
- either means there are invasive species dominating an area, needs ecological restoration, or wildlife habitat management
What's There?
forests & woodlands
- either hardwoods (leaves drop - oak, hickory, etc.), more open woodland, or shrublands
uplands
- either fields, meadows, grasslands with  various milkweeds, asters, native grasses, etc.



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