The unbearable ubiquitousness of mowing

Mowing (noun) – that droning sound that disturbs what little peace and quiet is left in this fragmented world.

Without a doubt, mowing, next to indiscriminate pesticide use, is one of the most over-used land management practices.  And much of it is done without any thought at all as to the changes it instantly imparts on plant communities.  Just the other day, I saw a crew push-mowing a 1 acre field of 3ft tall native grass down to the nub.  I bet whoever owns that lot, was complaining a year ago that there was no grass. Continue reading “The unbearable ubiquitousness of mowing”