Spring Plantings at Frautschi Point 2014-2016 and Planting Success Survey in 2017
The Plant Survey of 2017
In May and July, a dedicated group of Friends volunteers conducted surveys of the Frautschi Point Plantings for 2013-16. The group met two times in May and three times in July, forming teams of plant experts and recorders. They recorded observation on spreadsheets, which listed both planted species and all other species encountered.
Data will be evaluated in fall and summarized in a report for the Preserve staff. The winter newsletter will feature an article about what we learned from this worthwhile and fun project.
Here we present the plot maps developed for the planting area and surveys as well as the raw data collected during the survey. Also, see plant lists for each year of planting, and vegetation conditions and preparation before plantings.
We thank our steering team Suzy Will-Wolf, Glenda Denniston, and Gisela Kutzbach who began organizing the project last winter.
We thank our dedicated volunteers. A special adventure were the July surveys when vegetation was growing at times chest high. Janis Cooper, Diane Dempsey, Doris Dubielzig, Lynne Krainer, Roma Lenehan, Karen Nakasone, Paul Quinlan, Monica Senthoff, Steve Senthoff, Susan Slapnick.
The photos tell the story - of learning, working and sharing, and having fun with the team. Volunteering with the Friends and supporting the Preserve is rewarding.
Animated consultations and chattering, as the teams worked through the survey plot at Frautschi Point on July 24, 2017. This was a fun time for learning and social interactions.
I think that all of us enjoy doing this with the great guidance of Gisela, Glenda, and Suzy. Thanks to all the other team members. It makes for great fun and I find that the time just flies. Contact me if you organize additional surveys.
2013-14-16 Planting area at the Junction with Big Oak trail and the 2015 Planting area closer to the lake.
Planting Survey Parties May 8 and May 13.
Planting Survey Parties July 17, 21, 24