Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wet Meadows and Fathers Celebration

Come Celebrate Wet Meadows and Fathers in Buhr Park
Sunday, June 19th, 3:30 pm
Join in a celebration of another planting in this community project that helps keep our water clean, creates beauty and habitat, and provides an educational site for all. Come tour the project features and learn how you can participate, plant a flower in honor of a father, sing, parade and picnic!

All ages welcome!

3:30 Tour of project features
4:30 Greetings from project supporters and participants
5:00 Tunes with Dale Petty and Milkweed Seed Parade
Plantings in honor of fathers
Picnic Supper – bring your supper and a blanket

Bring: a water bottle, sunscreen, sunhat, friends & family
We will supply: plants, drinking water, and a few extra tools.

If you can only come for a little while, please arrive at 4:30 for the main festivities.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Looking Green!

The wet meadows are growing! Here are some pictures from a sunny walk around the park on June 11th.

Cup Plant
Cup Plant


Prairie Dock
Prairie Dock

Strawberry in hand
There were even wild strawberries

And soon there will be raspberries!

Sand Coreopsis/Honeybee
In Wet Meadow 3, there were plenty of pollinators, including this honeybee buzzing around in this bright Sand Coreopsis!

All of the wet meadows were looking great. Soon there will be even more blooms as the Black Eyed Susans and Cone Flowers turn the wet meadows yellow!

Monday, June 6, 2011

New Poster Shows How Wet Meadows Clean Water

I made these posters to show how our Buhr Park Wet Meadows filter water, keep streams and rivers clean and help produce clean drinking water.