Friday, May 13, 2016

Lupines in Bloom

An early morning walk revealed beautiful lupines in bloom. The sandy area at the north end of Wet Meadow 2.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Tickle bees at Buhr - April 2016

Tickle bees are emerging at Buhr Park thgis weekend. Look in sandy places for holes (about pencil-diameter) and mounds of soil. The stingless male bees may be buzzing around about 8 -12 inches above the ground.
  These are ground-nesting bees of genus Andrena or genus Colletes. The eggs hatch in early Spring, and the new adults dig their way to the surface. The males fly around looking for partners. They eat nectar from violets and other plants that bloom very early. They are a sure sign that Spring is here.

Monday, April 4, 2016

2016 Burn was successful on Tuesday, April 5

Due to weather conditions, the was re-scheduled to Tuesday, April 5.The weather was sunny and cool. A breeze helped the smoke lift and disperse.

Many children, parents and neighbors helped with seed collection and dispersal. All watched the burn from a safe distance.

As usual, we spent time explaining why the wet meadows are important and why controlled burning helps the native plants.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Wet Meadow Burn 2016 Edition: April 4, 4:30 PM

The annual burn at the Buhr Park Children's Wet Meadow(s) will be on Monday April 4, 2016 at 4:30 PM. Come earlier and help out and watch as burns progress through other parts of the park.

The burn is weather-dependent, so check back in here or on Facebook for updates.

Buhr Park
2751 Packard Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104