Update: Flowers in Full Force

I am beyond thrilled to announce that my personal backyard wildflower initiative was/ is a success. Every few days, my dad sends me a picture to highlight all of the blooms that weren't in the previous picture he'd just sent. The meadow is taking off, the pollinators love it, and it's truly a beautiful sight … Continue reading Update: Flowers in Full Force

One Month Update: More of the Same

I decided to do bi-monthly updates since plants don't grow very fast. Go figure. We've had more of the same here in Iowa: lots and lots of rain, warmer weather, and enough dry days in between that I need to water the meadow occasionally. The plants are doing well; they're about four or five inches … Continue reading One Month Update: More of the Same

For the Love of Pollinators

In case you had any doubts about why I'm doing this project, let's chat about pollinators. Bees, wasps, butterflies, hummingbirds, these are just some of the hardworking pollinators that work tirelessly in our gardens, fields, orchards, and prairies. They're a crucial element in these ecosystems, and they're extremely important for our food production. In fact, … Continue reading For the Love of Pollinators

Update: Announcing The Global Meadow Movement + Some Before Pictures!

I am pleased to announce The Global Meadow Movement, a worldwide rewilding project aiming to combat pollinator habitat loss and restore essential ecosystems. At Climate Offensive, we've seen positive reactions to this blog, and we see no reason not to expand it into a global movement while the seasons are still transitioning. This project started … Continue reading Update: Announcing The Global Meadow Movement + Some Before Pictures!

Update: Formulating a Game Plan + Some Exciting News!

I proposed the landscaping blueprints, crudely executed as they were, to my parents this evening, and both are on board with the idea of expanding the project into the actual lawn, instead of just converting the flower bed. Since this is their property, and they'll be the ones tasked with maintaining the meadow once it's … Continue reading Update: Formulating a Game Plan + Some Exciting News!