Sunday, November 9, 2008

November 8, 2008 Park Cleanup

This Saturday I was joined at the park by a dad and his two daughters, and my husband. Together we picked up a little trash - there was very little in evidence, and we sowed some poppy seeds and planted deer weed (Lotus scoparius).

Dad and daughter water new deer weed plants

Big sister draws a picture in her field notebook of the new plants and a watering can

When I arrived at the park I was greeted by a gentleman who was carrying out a trash bag full of garbage. It is evident that many people are taking care of the park when they visit. My husband, who hadn't seen it since September, was very impressed with how much better it is looking. Graffiti is under control and the sycamore circle is fairly clean.

Below is a picture of a toyon in full berry with a flowering coyote brush behind it. Come and enjoy the park. You will be surprised by how pretty and peaceful it is.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Park Cleanup - Saturday Nov. 8, 2008, 9 - 12

Trail in South Pasadena Nature Park

Meet at the park info sign on Pasadena Ave and then head down into the park. The group will pull weeds, pick up litter, and enjoy the park. Come for the whole time, for an hour, or just stop by to say hello.

Remember to:
- wear sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
- bring water- bring gardening gloves and tools (weeders, trowels, whatever you use in your own garden)- comfortable work clothes, including work shoes (sneakers or boots)
- binoculars for bird watching (optional)

Children are welcome but must be under adult supervision at all times. There is poison oak in the park, which we will point out before we start.

Please pass this info along to anyone else you think might be interested in the park. If you know of anyone who doesn't use the internet, let me know so we can be sure they are kept in the loop.

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