As spring starts to turn into summer in the park, we start to see some of our plants go to seed and spread the next generation! The official start of summer this year is June 21st, so these were our last spring workdays of the year, which is bittersweet, as spring holds so much plant and people activity in the park!
|June 4th- Ruby and Sam (one of our youngest volunteers) share a teaching moment, while his mom helps weed around some Horsetail sprouts|
|June 4th- Volunteers are pulling invasive weeds in Horsetail Meadows to help the natives|
This was an exciting day for a scavenger hunt in Fern Glade! With our wonderful group of volunteers we searched under the ivy for native plants to uncover. The mat of ivy seems pretty dense but sometimes we find native plants, especially ferns in the most unexpected places, and we try to create a buffer from the ivy around them. This buffer serves a few different purposes; to make the area easily identifiable to revisit, to allow room for the plant to grow, and also allow an area for their spores to spread and get established.
|June 18th- Volunteers are pulling ivy and non-native grasses in Fern Glade to uncover native plants.|
|June 18th- Volunteers are pulling and bagging ivy and non-native grasses in Fern Glade to uncover native plants.|
Come join us on our upcoming Volunteer Days on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month as we continue restoring areas of Garber Park to be better suited for native species, and in doing so, creating a more fire safe park for everyone.
If you'd like to volunteer with us visit our Volunteer Opportunities page for more information and if you'd like to join our mailing list please email Wyllie at email@example.com.
If you're interested in seeing what's in bloom through the seasons at Garber Park, please take a look at our Plant Highlights Page!
Take a look at our past events