Glenda Denniston and Roma Lenehan are the Friends and the Preserve's strongest volunteers by far. Photo Arlene Koziol. Their combined effort in the Preserve doing field work as volunteers amounts to more than 1200 hours each year. They have worked in the Preserve for the last 15 years and have been named Preserve Stewards.
Help us monitor spring plantings of 2013-2016 along Frautschi path
For the past 4 years, the Friends have celebrated spring with a planting festival along Frautschi path. This spring we will gather to record the outcome.
Using a monitoring protocol developed by Friends member Suzy Will-Wolf, senior botanist at UW-Madison, and with Glenda Denniston and Gisela Kutzbach, we will determine how successful our planting efforts have been. We’ll document what had been growing there, how the site was prepared for planting, what the weather conditions were after planting, and what species were planted. We’ll also sample the planting areas, once in spring and once in summer, to determine which key species survived, whether old vegetation—mostly buckthorn and honeysuckle—has regrown, and what new species have moved in.
Become involved in this fun project to look for signs of success, including Jacob’s ladder, columbine, wild geranium, and bright green sedges.
For details and to volunteer, write to preserveFriends@gmail.com.