The Wild Meadow at Ferry Farm
George Washington's Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm offers a wonderful blend of woods, fields, wetlands, and riverfront. Until recently, in the middle of this beautiful setting was a 12-acre neglected area. As part of its ongoing commitment to the natural environment, The George Washington Foundation has transformed this devastated landscape into a Virginia native grass and wildflower meadow.
Several species of small creatures can be found in the meadow. Fox, woodchuck, snakes, lizards, turtles, and deer subsist in the tall grasses.
Bushy heads of grass seeds provide an important source of food for wintering birds. Brush piles supply shelter for birds, insects, reptiles, and small mammals.
A well-maintained trail (along with an interpretive brochure available in the Visitor's Center) allows visitors to experience the wild meadow first-hand.
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