Report of Mary Scott Nature Park workday April 01, 2017
On a sunny April Fool’s Day, five GNPS members met at the Mary Scott Nature Park to continue planting the front parking lot bed. We had to extensively weed before planting 54 ‘Fireworks’ goldenrod contributed by a GNPS member. False blue indigo and pale coneflowers were planted; these were contributed by another GNPS member. The new plants were mulched and watered. One of the workers brought some running green-and-gold, which was also planted in the parking roundabout. Two Vaccinium elliottii were contributed by another GNPS member; these were planted along the main path. The weeds removed included Youngia japonica, dandelion, chickweed, Poa annua, and Japanese honeysuckle. We spotted additional jetbead to be pulled in May.
At the top of a tall snag, we saw a barred owl nesting.
The next scheduled workday will be Saturday, May 06, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm when we plan to remove weeds from the new beds. We will also be removing Japanese holly bushes and Bradford pear trees using the weed puller donated by GNPS.