The Sparrow Field Berm

In 2010, as part of the entire Sparrow Field improvement project, a berm area was cleared between the Sparrow Field and the golf course.  The Landings Club purchased and planted bushes on the top and fairway side of the berm.  Linda Lamb of Coastal Wildscapes, assisted with the selection of plants, which include Nellie Stevens Holly, Bottle Brush and Muhle Grass.  The Golf Course Maintenance team installed drip irrigation lines.  These lines run off of the golf course system.  The fresh water is supplied by the water taken from the Bartram Road fresh water lagoon #2, tangent to the Sparrow Field.  The Golf Course Maintenance team maintains the area, including the mowing of the field. 

The Landings Garden Club Contribution to the Berm

The section of the berm facing the field was selected by Skidaway Audubon, to establish a Pollinator Friendly environment for butterflies, hummingbirds, wasps, & bees.

Financial assistance to purchase Pollinator Friendly plants and volunteer assistance to do the planting, are provided by The Landings Garden Club.

Linda Lamb again assisted with plant selection for the berm.  Some of the plants included on the berm are Joe Pye Weed, Lantana, Passion Flower, Asclepias Tuberosa (Milkweed) and Spotted Bee Balm.  There are two plots of the  Passiflora Incarnata, Maypops, Passionvine which is a major host plant for the Gulf Fritillary, Variegated Fritillary and Zebra Heliconian butterflies.

Below are pictures of the berm's beginnings in 2010