Early August Volunteer Events with Friends

Nursery (Tues., Thurs., Sat., 8a-11a):
The biggest harvests of the year are behind us at our native plant nursery with the Festuca roemeri and Madia elegans beds cleared and well into the seed-cleaning process. Some of the later-blooming and ripening species like the showy farewell-to-spring (Clarkia amoena), yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and western goldenrod (Solidago lepida) are all awaiting their seed collection dates.
Volunteers can expect to help with weeding, harvesting and cleaning all of the seed curing in the greenhouse!
Habitat (Mon., 9a-12p):
This week's summer heat means that all the weeds that escaped detection this spring are making a break to flower and set seed. We'd like to keep the next generation of noxious weeds at bay, so this week we'll be deadheading and sequestering seed heads in the North Bottomlands with our dedicated Monday Morning Regular volunteers!
Turtle Flats (2nd Sat., 9a-12p):
At the next Turtle Flats work party, August 13th, volunteers will be watering plantings from earlier this summer to increase their likelihood of survival and continuing to pull invasive species around the ponds, which are teeming with life this time of year. Expect to see red-tailed hawks, great blue herons and hear your fair share of frogs if you plan to attend!

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