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3/17/2023 - Hoyden's Hill Open Space

A small area of Hoyden's Hill OS northern meadow was planted with 70,000 seeds of Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) late last fall as a trial.  The seeds require cold stratification prior to germination in warmer months.  If successful, we can expect more milkweed in these fields to benefit the monarch butterflies and other pollinators.  The Department will be working with The Tucker Fund and All Habitat to see the southernmost meadows this year.