Thanks to the initiative of our seasonal staff member, Timothy Kane, and gardening enthusiast extraordinaire you'll notice that the garden plot in back of the Nature Center has received a total makeover.
Timothy started the spring season by volunteering to plant the pots seen around the building. From there, he started on one of the garden beds in front of the building - weeding, pruning, and replanting it with dwarf dogwood, yarrow, and other native plants. He moved around to the side gardens, again weeding and pruning and more weeding. The biggest challenge needed a bit more help. Voila! Master gardeners Suanne Sikkima and Beth Baker came to the rescue. They helped Timothy with a master plan that included contacting local garden folks to donate plants; getting the right mix of soil, sand and pea gravel, and engaging the help of our trail crew to haul soil and rocks (special thanks to Jerry, Joe, Tom and Dean). Phase 1 is officially complete and just in time before winter is upon us. We can't wait for 2021 to see how the new transplants do so that Timothy, Beth and Suanne can move on to Phase 2. Rock on!