Spring Cleaning at Historic Wayside Park–See new date!

Volunteers are needed this coming Wednesday, March 27th, to clean and weed the pollinator plant bed around the council circle. Work will begin at 1:00 PM.

No experience necessary! Great opportunity to learn about native prairie plants, and maybe even meet new friends!

Bring gardening tools (rakes, pruners, weeders, etc, if you have them) and gloves. Drinking water, sunscreen and hat recommended. 

Signs of Spring

Dicentra cucullaria

During this time of social distancing and sheltering in place, those of us who love exploring the out of doors and nature are the lucky ones. Spring is happening and every day brings new changes. Migrating songbirds are starting to arrive from the south, many trees are starting to show signs of first blooms and buds, and native wildflower foliage is pushing through the leaf litter.

What are you noticing?

Phlox divaricata
Phlox divaricata, the wild blue phlox, woodland phlox, or wild sweet William.
Stylophorum diphyllum
Stylophorum diphyllum, commonly called the celandine-poppy or woods-poppy.
Mertensia virginica
Mertensia virginica, common name Virginia bluebells.