Open House at Chapman Pasture

Open House at Chapman Pasture


Thursday, June 27, 2024    
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Type

LLCT is pleased to participate in the MCA’s Native Pollinator Task Force/Bumble Bee Project native pollination system garden tours. 

LLCT Staff will be at Chapman Pasture to answer questions about the site.

The pasture was grazed by sheep for 50+ years. LLCT included the field in the Lincoln Pollinator Action Plan in 2020 and began efforts to restore a native pollination system at the site. Since 2021, LLCT has conducted two prescribed burns on the field. In Fall 2022, LLCT seeded an area of the field with a mix based on Dr. Gegear’s plant list. In Fall 2023 LLCT added plants into a small fenced garden area to the field, as a way to deter deer while plants are getting established. In May 2024, LLCT expanded the fenced garden area.

The site continues to be a place for LLCT to experiment with the best methods to establish diverse plant populations at a larger scale than the organization’s smaller demonstration gardens.

Parking: The best way to access Chapman Pasture is via Silver Hill Road. From Weston Road, drive north on Silver Hill Road. The trailhead is across from #50. Just north of the trailhead, there is an area of road that has a wider/flatter shoulder and can accommodate several cars. From the trailhead, walk 1/4 mile over bog bridges to reach the field. We will be in the northern section of the field.

All are welcome to drop by during this open house.


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