This gentle hillside meadow was carved by Fall Creek thousands of years ago after the most recent glacial period. The open grassland was once part of Cornell’s Animal Science Department. Our infrequent mowing of the meadow allows for a more diverse plant and animal habitat. Meandering paths mown in the field provide visitors the chance to walk through a community of tall grasses, insects, and birds.

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Maples featured

As part of our extensive maple collection, Acer x freemanii, a red and silver maple hybrid, are growing along the wooded edge of Newman Meadow with shade-loving maples growing beneath.

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Sustainable Practice

To reduce our fuel use and to encourage the growth of native plants and grassland plants, we mow Newman Meadow only twice per year.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

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