Sustainable landscape solutions, © Julienne Schaer
Hammock Grove Sheep
May 31—Oct 1, 2022
Open at all times
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Governors Island’s five most famous employees are back for a summer full of munching on invasive plant species in Hammock Grove! Flour, Sam, Evening, Chad, and Philip Aries will be stationed throughout Hammock Grove’s growing urban forest through the fall, helping to control invasive plant species like mugwort and phragmites and ensuring the area’s biodiversity can thrive for years to come.
This hardworking group hails from Friends of Tivoli Lake Preserve and Farm in Albany, where the rest of their flock helps keep invasive plants in check all year long. The sheep represent a cost effective and eco-friendly solution that allows our talented horticulture team to focus on more productive projects caring for the Island’s many landscapes. Visitors can find the sheep behind the fences throughout Hammock Grove – but be sure not to pet or feed them, they need their space to work!
Getting to Hammock Grove
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