27 Irving Edge


The forest edge is one of the most biologically diverse habitats incorporating adaptable species from the interior forest and the outer meadow. This mixed habitat supports a greater diversity of adaptable species, providing food source and habitat for those species commonly found in urban ecosystems, such as migratory birds and butterfly. The wild meadow flowers and grasses that take advantage of the open sky attract an endless supply of pollinating insects for birds to feast on while the broad leaf shrubs, trees and understory herbs from the forest floor provide protected habitat for birds to forage and rest. The edge garden in Clinton Hill is a small fragment of a forest/meadow edge ecosystem consisting of 95% native species. The diversity of plants and mixed habitat creates and undulating aesthetic of colorful flowers and foliage that bring year-round peace and pleasure to this urban hideaway.