This will be a quick post, mainly because I am tired beyond belief! Two days of cleaning up the ravine and planting trees has taken its toll. I am not as young as I once was! But I did want to take this moment to send a heart-felt thank you to all of those wonderful people who braved cold temperatures in the ravine on Saturday (Pete said it snowed!) and sunny but brisk temperatures today to get the trees in. We couldn’t have done it without you! And also a thank you to those in the Arboretum who just stopped by to say “Thanks” for us planting trees. It makes the sore muscles and achy back all worth it.
I promise to have a blog with pictures this week (including two that you won’t want to miss!), but until then, remember that Saturday, April 27, 2013 is our big BIOBLITZ in the Glen! Here is a quick link to the code of conduct and time table for the Glen Echo BioBlitz. This will be a wonderful kid-friendly opportunity to see what’s living in our ravine.
Until next time!
I saw all those pictures of wildflowers in your garden, which are very nice. You might want to toss the excess somewhere in the park, maybe by the giant jack in the pulpit, which is if I recall correctly close to the tracks – it has been years since it was shown to me. I compost by the railroad tracks myself. There is this spring between Chittenden and 12th, right where the road is. I know developers want it, to build from 11th to 12th right by the tracks, but there are utilities in the former road, so I so nor know if they can.
There is another ravine in central campus,. where they have brought bluebells and other wildflowers back – somebody stuck a prickly pear by the bridge, which I do not agree with, but the rest is extremely nice.
Thanks for the comments – we try to keep to what would have been in the ravine going as far as the wildflowers. The dog-tooth violets and blood root are going to be spectacular this year. It’s amazing what cleaning out the invasive competitors can do!
Cindy, I’m not sure where you are talking about when you mention Howlett Hall and the waterfall…we haven’t planted any yellow willow or wineberry in the arboretum. Let me know, ok?
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