Spring Planting along path from Frautschi Point to Biocore Prairie - 2019
On May 18, 2019, the Friends planted about 700 wildflowers, grasses and sedges along the wooded path from the Frautschi Point entrance into the Preserve. These plantings will enhance existing vegetation in the area. The lovely path connects from the parking lot to the Biocore Prairie. Underbrush and invasives had been removed the previous year and earlier in spring 2019. Plantings were concentrated in six areas, marked by stakes in fall 2018. The sixth planting area is along the old stone wall just to the north of the end of the new trail. The planting day of May 18 with a host of wonderful volunteers is chronicled at wildflower-planting-day-at-frautschi-point-may-18-2019.html.
The map indicates the approximate location of the planting areas. The table shows the number of plant species planted in each area. It also shows results from the first rough evaluation of the plantings in August 2019. The top part of the table shows the success of actual plantings. The bottom part of the table lists what pre-existing plants were also observed at the time of the survey. (Survey and table by Steve Sentoff and Gisela Kutzbach)
The photos below, by Steve Sentoff, show the Planting area #1 on different dates of summer 2019.