Post 2 is located along a forest-meadow ecotone at Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, Maryland, the headquarters of the Audubon Naturalist Society. ANS staff and volunteers contribute many hours removing invasive plants from our meadows and forests. The goal of restoration projects throughout our property is to increase diversity and richness of native plant species, which in turn supports native pollinators, insects, and bird species. At this Picture Post we monitor the floristic changes in the meadow over time. In addition, we will observe the adjacent forest understory and the meadow-forest ecotone. Edges and transitional areas, or ecotones, are extremely important to some species.
This Picture Post site will document the creation of habitat for edge plant and animal species.