Report of Mary Scott Nature Park workday August 1, 2020
On a hot August morning, five neighbors and GNPS members worked at Mary Scott Nature Park.
With our summer rains, there were many plants blooming: Phlox paniculata, partridge pea, Rudbeckia hirta, purple coneflower, mountain mint, butterfly weed, and wild petunia. The beautyberry bushes are almost finished blooming and have started developing seeds. Georgia basil bushes are starting their bloom season.
Two people pulled four bags of English ivy and other weeds and updated the kiosks with dates of the remaining 2020 workdays. Two people dug Japanese chaff flower from the western boundary. One person tidied up the southwestern border along Briarcliff Road.
The next scheduled workday will be Saturday, September 5, 2020, 10-12am, when we plan to continue removing nonnative plants. We will aggressively target pulling remaining Microstegium. Please bring your gardening gloves, soil knife/trowel, and kneeler to help.