Report of Mary Scott Nature Park workday October 2, 2021
On October 2, 2021, eight Friends of Mary Scott Nature Park and twelve Chamblee High School students worked to remove nonnative plants from the park. A new family joined the workforce. Among the weeds that were pulled were Japanese stilt grass (Microstegium), Oriental ladiesthumb, English ivy, Japanese chaff flower, Japanese honeysuckle, and mulberryweed. Sixteen yard waste bags of organic material were filled and left for Dekalb County to compost.
A silky dogwood was planted on the north side of the creek. A tag alder was planted at the edge of the beach on the south side of the creek.
Bluemist and goldenrod are blooming in the parking oval. The beautyberry bushes are laden with their magenta fruit.
The next scheduled workday will be Saturday, November 6, 2021, 2-4 pm, 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.