Report of Mary Scott Nature Park Workday August 6, 2022
The August workday at Mary Scott Nature Park was the morning of August 6, 2022. We were so fortunate to have five Georgia Native Plant Society Intown Chapter members join our efforts to pretty up the park in preparation of the Georgia Audubon Wildlife Tour. There were five Friends of Mary Scott Nature Park weeding. The patch of purple nutsedge was dug out. It seems like thousands of mulberryweed were pulled and bagged. Gravel from the trails was corralled and returned to the county maintained trails. A giant Chinese holly stump that’s been worked on for years was finally dug out. Other resprouting Chinese holly stumps were dug out; a few Japanese hollies were dug out. English ivy and Microstegium were pulled and bagged. Waddles were built around some of the plantings near the retention pond. A path for the Globe Academy carpoolers was marked clearly to avoid having desirable plants stepped on.
There were lots of blooms to enjoy: butterfly weed, wild petunia, coneflower, black eyed Susans, ironweed, phlox, and mountain mint. Two hummingbirds were doing just that.
The next scheduled workday will be Saturday, September 3, 2022, 10-12 am, when we plan to continue removing nonnative plants from the park and doing more trail maintenance.