Saturday, June 26, 2010

Max Patch Bald

On the annual Family Farm Tour this afternoon organized by the Applachian Sustainable Agriculture project,  we were close to Max Patch Bald, a site we hadn't visited before.

A historical bald (an open grassy area within an otherwise forested landscape), Max Patch is under the management of the U.S. Forest Service, with mowing and burning used to maintain the landscape. 

It's largely a created meadow of European grasses and forbs, reflecting its pasture past.

The views are extraordinary.  It's a magical landscape.

1 comment:

  1. It has been many years since I visited Max Patch! Thanks for bringing me back there. A truly great place to see.

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