|Working in Fern Glade is always a rewarding experience.|
|Janet working on the trail at Claremont Avenue entrance. A|
year ago this 1920's built trail was smothered in ivy.
We have cleaned up trash and debris along the Claremont Ave entrance parking lot, pulled and chopped ivy from the trees and the steep slopes along the Claremont Spur Trail where the buckeyes, big leaf males, oaks, and understory of ferns are now thriving. We have removed erhardta grass, ivy, Himalayan blackberry and hundreds of brittle limbs extending to the ground revealing the beautiful understory of ferns, snowberry, thimbleberry, ossoberry, and other less fire prone natives.
SAVE THE DATE: Our next Habitat Restoration Workday is Creek to Bay Day on Saturday, September 20, from 9AM-Noon. We will shift our focus to the lovely Harwood Creek Restoration Site, an area once covered with 12ft. high Himalayan blackberries but where today the natives are thriving, including milkweed, an important native bee pollinator. Contact Shelagh firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and ways you can help.
In the meantime, do visit Garber and enjoy the trails through this gem of a wildland park. We hope to see you soon in Garber!