by Sandy Stark
Chair, Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association Bike Path Committee
Greetings, enjoyers of prairies and end-of-summer events:
Our August plants need us. There’s still stuff to be pulled and clipped, and there may be some seeds for the harvesting as well.
In Glenway Prairie (Glenway Street and the SW Bike Path) and wildflower areas, there is sticky stuff waiting to cling to those brave enough to pull and bag it. There may
be garlic mustard around the edges, again, and surely there is rogue dame’s rocket et al And of course some burdock we missed in our earlier attempts, and hedge parsley. We might even have some branches to haul for those who enjoy using small hand saws.
And there should be good company, good cookies, and good chances to see butterflies. The prairie flowers are spectacular now. The temperatures are moderate. What more can we ask?
Official time: 10-noon. I may be there earlier to scout the territory, but not sure. The farmers’ market always beckons.
Look forward to seeing those of you who can make it.
NOTE: If you haven’t visited Jake’s Gardens at Prospect, this is the time! Spectacular. And of course Sue’s Prairie at Odana Road always has a wonderful variety all season. She is always looking for someone with a small lawn mower to help with trails around the edge of the prairie (someone, whoever that is, would have to bring the darn thing with…or maybe a cordless weed whacker).
We will have one or two more official events this season–September for sure, October, hopefully, for gathering seeds and waiting to scatter them
See you there or elsewhere,