Report of Mary Scott Nature Park workday March 7, 2020

On a cool, sunny March afternoon, 17 neighbors and GNPS members worked at Mary Scott Nature Park on the southeast corner of the park, the parking oval, the kiosks, and bamboo roots. After days of rain, the sun and bright blue sky were delightful. The Beta Club of Lakeside High School joined us to help pull out the nonnative flora.

The weeds that were dug out included bamboo root sprouts, privet root sprouts, winter creeper, hawksbeard, Japanese honeysuckle, English ivy, chickweed, and more chickweed, nonnative bush honeysuckle, and vetch. There are 12 yard waste bags left along the sidewalk for the county to collect and compost.
The front kiosk was cleaned; new information about birds and the plants that feed them was installed. New messages to park users were posted.

Summer blooming phlox, foxglove beardtongue, and mouse-eared coreopsis were planted in the parking oval. Removal of chickweed was begun.
Bloodroot, dandelions and henbit were blooming. Mayapples are coming up.

The next scheduled workday will be Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2-4pm when we plan to continue removing nonnative plants, especially the chickweed in the parking oval bed. Please bring your gardening gloves, soil knife/trowel, and kneeler to help.


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