Report of Mary Scott Nature Park workday June 5, 2021, 2021
On a warm, sunny June afternoon, five folks came to the workday at Mary Scott Nature Park. One person cut English ivy off trees on the north side of the creek. The others pruned, pulled weeds and spread pinestraw in the parking oval. English ivy, Mimosa seedlings, and Japanese honeysuckle were pulled from behind the corn hole game. That area still has more nonnatives to be removed. There are five yard waste bags of weeds for the county to compost.
Since we’re in another drought year, the new trees and river cane were watered. This will be a twice a week task until we have a couple inches of rain.
One of the oak leaf hydrangeas is blooming near the western entrance. In the parking oval, the Stokes’ asters are blooming like crazy.
The next scheduled workday will be Saturday, July 3, 2021, 10:00-noon, when we plan to continue removing nonnative plants from the park. Please bring your gardening gloves, soil knife/trowel, and kneeler to help us improve the park for birds, insects, and other wildlife.