We had 3 wonderful knowledgeable guides showing us Longfellow Creek with new eyes. First we learnt about the bog around Westwood Village and the watershed that we live in. We then walked along the creek next to the golf course and saw some erosion. We learnt that the salmons still make it up the creek but only to the first tunnel from the Sound.
We learnt about the creek bridge and how someone cut out a piece to sit on the middle - so the Project Manager built a little platform bench to sit on. We got to hold a beaver tail. Listened to restoration effort and lots of birds. Thanks Elaine, Susan and you who I forgot your name.
Seven nice Nordstrom Rack employees came out on this wonderful sunny December afternoon to help restore Fairmount Park. We started out with some ivy pulling and heavy compost pile moving, took a little break, planted some Huckleberries and Yarrow in the Very Berry Patch, made it up Bee Heaven for some more ivy pulling and planting of different berries the bees, birds and pollinators hopefully will very much enjoy soon.
Three great High School girls came out to help me plant some Indian Plums, build a fence out of branches and blackberry canes and pull some ivy in Bee Heaven. Sarah and some of her friends came out and helped us move some mulch.
It's funny how different one work party is from the next - in volunteers, tasks, weather and all.
Great weather. Lots of plants to plant but no volunteers. Glad I have my family. We planted lots of plants in the Very Berry Patch today. We also spent a lot of time with Plant identification.
I made a plan on how high these berries will grow and needed to put them in the right order so they all will get sun light.
Curious Bee. Forest Steward. Nature Nerd. Climate Activist Mom.