Monthly Archives: July 2014

Happy home-making, for wildlife and humans.

Eastern Amberwing, taking a brief rest on the tip of Sagittaria sp. (planted in the wetland.)

Eastern Amberwing, taking a brief rest on the tip of Sagittaria sp. (planted in the wetland.)

Silver-spotted Skipper, nectaring on Pontederia cordata (Pickerelweed) in the wetland.

Silver-spotted Skipper, nectaring on Pontederia cordata (Pickerelweed) in the wetland.

Sagittaria sp. in bloom in the wetland...

Sagittaria sp. in bloom in the wetland…

In earlier posts, we have shared our trials, tribulations, and finally, triumphs, with Tonbo Meadow.  ‘Tonbo’ is a grouping of 14 clustered modern single-family houses, on a 3.19 acre site, with meadow and stormwater wetland open spaces.

Wetland layers - habitat for everyone.

Wetland layers – habitat for everyone.

Over the weekend, we had a site visit to roam around the stormwater wetland, and it was abuzz with pollinators, hunters, and, um, procreators! (sorry, photos of the last were blurry!)

Female Common Whitetail Skimmer, laying eggs!

Female Common Whitetail Skimmer, laying eggs!

 

 

This project has been a labor of love for the whole team:

Fasse Bldgs, one of the rare collaborative/creative developers  who gives a hoot about the natural world.
Red Line Engineering, with superb stormwater design skills and overall diplomacy.
Element Outdoor Living, who brought the site to life with enthusiasm.

Look for more photos, soon on other B+O social media –  too many to include in this post!

habitat for people.

habitat for people.

Possibly a member of the Libellula genus - Needham's or Golden-winged Skimmer?

Possibly a member of the Libellula genus – Needham’s or Golden-winged Skimmer?

A close-up of the lovely Lobelia cardinalis...

A close-up of the lovely Lobelia cardinalis…