What a lovely day it was at the Nature Park! Old friends and new wandered in through out the morning. A couple of young families arrived to help out and to look for lizards and other critters.
Others got down and dirty pulling weeds like...
horehound (Marrubium vulgare) before it goes into bloom, forming seed heads that stick to everything.
This horehound has been left to dry out in the sun, leaving room for black sage (Salvia mellifera) and other natives to thrive.
Seedling of sagebrush (Artemisia californica) will do just fine!
Coast sunflower (Encelia californica) on left and large black sage (Salvia mellifera) on right have enjoyed this winter's rains. It took several plantings of the encelia to get one going. Early ones didn't get enough rain and cooked by the wall. This one seems like it will make it. Keep a look out for its happy yellow flowers.
Hope to see some of you at the Nature Park. If you can't make it for the scheduled cleanups, do make the time to go for a stroll - there's always something interesting to see.
Future cleanups are scheduled for:
February 12, 2011
March 19, 2011 (changed from 3/12)
April 9, 2011
2 weeks ago