Report of Mary Scott Nature Park workday July 6, 2019

On July 6, 2019, three Friends of Mary Scott Nature Park removed weedy material from the parking oval garden. There are three yard waste bags filled with crabgrass, mulberry weed, Korean clover, Asian dayflower, dandelion, chamberbitter, buttonweed, Asian ladies’ thumb, Microstegium awaiting collection and composting by DeKalb County Sanitation. Did I include crabgrass in the list of weeds? There was a lot of it. The area had a little rain the night before so the weeds were pulled easier.

The Chair of the Friends met with a scout and his mother about an Eagle Scout project to install steps to the creek.

The DeKalb County has added some fine gravel to more of the loop trail. The county has regraded the parking area, but water still collects in the low place after rain.

Among the flowers in bloom are purple coneflower, butterfly weed, and beautyberry. Bees of various varieties were working the mountain mint flowers.

The next scheduled workday will be Saturday, August 3, 2019, 10-12 when we plan to continue removing nonnative plants. Please bring your gardening gloves, soil knife/trowel, and kneeler to help.


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