Report of Mary Scott Nature Park workday February 6, 2021

On an overcast February afternoon with threatening rain, 9 GNPS members and Friends of Mary Scott Nature Park worked at the park removing the collected nonnative plant piles from January workdays to the Dekalb County supplied ‘rolloff’ dumpster. Two people continued the redecoration of the Little Free Library box, then pulled English ivy and woody plant regrowth. A Tipularia and fleabane were found under the ivy. The 2021 objective of ivy removal from the western entrance to Briarcliff is on schedule. Itea virginica are being removed from the parking oval to the retention pond area. Three Hydrangea arborescens were added to the steep slope. Three netted chain ferns were planted. Carex granularia was identified; additional specimen will be acquired and planted.

We observed CDC recommendations to wear masks and practice social distancing.

The next scheduled workday will be Saturday, March 6, 2021, 2-4pm, when we plan to continue removing nonnative plants along the southwestern boundary of the park. Please bring your mask, gardening gloves, soil knife/trowel, and kneeler to help.


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