Glenway Prairie Work Party This Saturday (8.18.12)


Sandy Stark, DMNA Path Committee Chair sends this reminder and call for volunteers:

“Hello, vacationers and gardeners and volunteers.”

“This coming Saturday, from 9:30-11:30, drop by to help dig out or clip burdock, hedge parsley, thistle, ragweed around our Glenway/Path sites, and to continue
to keep the prairie and woodland gardens in shape.

The recent rain has revived some plants enough to flower, and perhaps allowed them to produce seed, although I’ve been cutting and bagging dead plants occasionally and pulling sticky stuff more than watching seeds develop. Our volunteers made a lot of progress last month so it will be good to see if we can continue to tend our site after rain has helped things grow.”

The Glenway Prairie as it looked three years after planting in 2009 (a year with abundant rainfall). Photo by Sandy Stark.

“Nonetheless, if you can, there’s always work to be done. The DNR just issued a request to remove burdock burrs on behalf of the bat population and I imagine birds can also get tangled up in those seed heads, so we’ll be doing double duty by tackling this plant.  And, it will actually be a nice morning: low 70’s for a HIGH that day.

The Glenway Prairie ornamental border as it looked this year (July, 2012). Not too bad, considering the drought. Photo by Sandy Stark.

“Enjoy a quick run to the farmers’ market (I will, to gather our cookies) and stop by to work for your treats and enjoy the fresh air and good conversation, including updates on the knotweed removal project that goes through November. Bring gloves, if you have then,  that can handle burrs, and clippers, although of course I will lay out a bucket of tools and some shovels as usual.”

“The Madison Marathon is also Saturday. I don’t know the impact on parking close to Glenway but the runners will be on Monroe Street.”

Yours,

Sandy

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About Steve Glass

The blogger is a restoration ecologist practicing and writing in the Midwestern United States.
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One Response to Glenway Prairie Work Party This Saturday (8.18.12)

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