Report of Mary Scott Nature Park workday May 1, 2021
On a warm, sunny May Day afternoon, eight volunteers including three members of the Beta Club from Chamblee High School removed nonnative herbaceous weeds from Mary Scott Nature Park. We pulled Asiatic hawksbeard (Youngia japonica), English ivy, Japanese honeysuckle vine, Japanese chaff flower, privet resprouts. The mouse-eared coreopsis continues to bloom its cheery golden in the parking oval. The purple tonguebeard is blooming too. We saw a couple skippers and a yellow form tiger swallowtail. The traffic noise on Briarcliff and the airplane noise from Peachtree-Dekalb Airport drowned out any birdsong
We observed CDC recommendations to wear masks and practice social distancing.
The next scheduled workday will be Saturday, June 5, 2021, 2-4pm, when we plan to continue removing nonnative plants from the park. Please bring your mask, gardening gloves, soil knife/trowel, and kneeler to help.