Report of Mary Scott Nature Park workday December 4, 2021

On December 4, 2021, 3 Friends of Mary Scott Nature Park worked to remove nonnative plants from Mary Scott Nature Park. We were joined by 69 Lakeside High School students and two Boy Scouts with their fathers. Although it was a cloudy day, the temperature was comfortable. Among the weeds that were pulled were English ivy, Japanese honeysuckle, Youngia japonica (Asiatic hawk’s beard), Vinca minor, mulberryweed, and wintercreeper.

Georgia aster and black eyed Susans are still blooming in the parking oval. Clumps of Tipularia (Cranefly Orchid) are sporting their winter foliage here and there throughout the park. It seems like there’s more than in previous years.

The next scheduled workday will be Saturday, January 8, 2022, 2-4 pm, when we plan to continue removing nonnative plants from the park. We will start the afternoon with the annual meeting of the Friends. Please bring your gardening gloves, soil knife/trowel, and kneeler to help us improve the park for fauna.


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