Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Palace of Nature Woodchip Workday

On Saturday, November 3 about 20 kids and grownups came and spread woodchips to expand the footprint of the Palace of Nature.

The extension is behind the bench towards the west.

The extension means that there is less grass for parks to mow and more area of the palace of nature to expand into.

Clare and Sophia created signs for the kiosk near the playground.

Several people ventured into Wet Meadow II to collect seeds.

Total Volunteers: 15
Hours: 2
Volunteer Hours: 30

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Bioneers 2007 Presentation

On October 21, a contingent from the Wet Meadow Team presented the Wet Meadow Story at the Great Lakes Bioneers Conference at Marygrove College in Detroit.

Celia, Yousef, Sophia, Sabrina, Jeannine and Andy were the presenters.

Jeannine mentioned that this conference is a "haven't seen you in a long time" conference as she spent many years in the Detroit area working on environmental and just issues. True to form... the audience included Jeannine's first grade teacher and a childhood friend.

Volunteers: 6
Hours: 3
Volunteer Hours: 18

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Tenth Anniversary

10th Anniversary Celebration of Wet Meadow I 
Sunday October 14
Buhr Park Picnic Area Near Wet Meadow II
4:00-6:00 PM
Bring a dish to pass and your favorite wet meadow story to tell
We will take a walk to appreciate the beauty of the wet meadows in the fall and collect some seeds.
We will also have a few trees to plant.

Hope to see you all there,
Jeannine and the wet meadow team

Monday, September 24, 2007

planting at Palace of Nature - Fall 2007

The Palace of Nature is a grove of native trees and shrubs. These help water to soak into the soil. These photos show volunteers planting on Sept. 23 2007.

If you're visiting the playground, take a look to see how our new trees are doing.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Sunday Morning Stroll

Wet Meadow 1 is looking lush. This photo was taken yesterday morning.

Coreopsis are in bloom, as well

Friday, June 8, 2007

End of Year Picnic/Potluck/Planting

Last night over a dozen families converged on the playground at Buhr Park to celebrate the last day of Blossom, the beginning of summer and being together.

After playing, eating, and ice cream, the remaining crew converged on the north end of Wet Meadow II to plant wild strawberries and raspberries.

The wet meadows and the palace of nature appear to be in great condition. Coreopsis were the most prevalent blossom in the meadows. The oak, paw paw and tulip tree seedlings that were planted last year at the palace of nature appear to be in great condition.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

woodies greening up

The little oak tree planted to honor Jane and her baby is doing well.

Also, the pteleas at north end and one of the bladdernuts in the middle tier are greening up.

So is the little tulip tree in tha Palace of Nature.