“We are looking to retain viable patches of landscape,” he said. “This will be a meadow that will be mowed once a year.”
The project was funded through a $9,000 state grant from the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. It was used to pay a North Shore tree-cutting company, Mayer Tree Service, which then came in, cleared the land, and sold most of the timber for firewood.
The 15-acre field slopes downhill from another, 12-acre meadow on top of a hill behind Kimball’s house. He said management of existing meadows has brought in a huge number of bluebirds, which share territory peacefully with tree sparrows.
The land is also frequented by deer, which can be hunted by certified bow-hunters during certain times of year.
Part of the project was also aimed at controlling invasive species of plants and trees that are choking out native species.