Metamorphosis of a Liminal Space – Static Lawn to Dynamic Habitat
Hellstrip – land between the sidewalk and the curb. Usually this is a liminal space with no clearly defined use. It is often owned by the city, but its maintenance is the responsibility of the home owner. It is often an overlooked place, devoid of visual interest. It is often just a narrow swath of green lawn.
But, what would happen if this “hellstrip” transformed into a wildlife heaven? What if this barren plain became a vibrant haven for wildlife and flowers?
A few years ago, I tore out my hellstrip lawn and planted wildflower seeds. Static lawn was replaced by a vibrant ecosystem abuzz with life. The Hellstrip is an ever evolving place.
Come share and delight in the process of metamorphosis!
- Green Life, Black Death
- Three Indoors, Two Outdoors
- A New Hope
- Spicebush Sorrow Tale
- First Monarch Eclose
- Primrose Moths
- First Monarch Caterpillars of 2022
- More Pink Moths
- Pretty in Pink
- Clark University’s Hadwen Arboretum
- Early July on the Hellstrip
- Hot Sex on the Hellstrip
- No Spray!
- Mystery Plant Blooms
- Late June on the Hellstrip
- Garden in the Woods
- First Monarch of the Year
- Watch “How to make Compost – The Simplest Easy Method To Compost Piles!” on YouTube
- Watch “Understanding Our Soil: The Nitrogen Cycle, Fixers, and Fertilizer” on YouTube
- Early June on the Hellstrip
- Spicebush Swallowtails
- Two Large, Three Small, One Hatchling, Five Chrysalids
- Six Large, Two Small, One Egg, One Chrysalis, One Hope