What joy, that this year the Friends' annual wildflower planting could proceed as planned. Volunteers still wore masks and kept social distance, but they were able to plant 11 flat with 32 plants per flat, a total of 352 plants.
Bryn Scriver, Preserve volunteer coordinator, and Kelly Kearns of the Friends, project co-leader, coordinated the event and selection of the planting area. Kelly reports: "The planting went well. Weather was warm, but we were in the woods so it wasn't hot there. 11 volunteers came to plant, listed below. Each had a flat of plants and a designated area in Frautschi Point for planting."
Our volunteers were Will Vyuk, Matt Chotlos, Peter Fisher, Cyndy Galloway, John Pfender, Glenda Denniston, Ann Burgess, Olympia Mathiaparanam, Doris Dubielzig, Karen Nakasone and Kelly Kearns. Photos Glenda Denniston.
The 2021 plantings are a flat each of Purple Giant Hyssop (Agastache scrophulariaefolia), Tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana), Short’s aster (Aster shortii), Hairy Wood Mint (Blephilia hirsuta), Long beaked sedge (Carex sprengelii), Sweet Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum), Wild geranium (Geranium maculatum), Pale leaved woodland sunflower (Helianthus strumosus), Bottlebrush grass (Hystrix patula), Jacob’s ladder (Polemonium reptans), Elm-leaved goldenrod (Solidago ulmifolia).
A group of twelve determined Friends volunteers, under the leadership of Garlic mustard warrior Roma Lenehan and Preserve volunteer coordinator Bryn Scriver, terminated the growing season of hundreds and hundreds of garlic mustard plants at Frautschi Point. The group filled over 30 big black bags. Working in groups of six, the avid pullers followed COVID restrictions with keeping social distancing and wearing masks. Our volunteers were Anne Pearce, Ann Burgess, Karen Nakasone, Glenda Denniston, Roma Lenehan, Will Vuyk, Olympia Mathiaparanam, John Pfender, Marjorie Rhine, Susan Slapnick, Signe Holtz, Galen Hasler and Grace Hasler. Thank you all!!