Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We had a very successful planting last weekend with 13 hard working people putting about 225 plants in the ground. Thanks to Green Seattle Partnership for 200 beautiful plants and to Eric for another 25 gems. It's a slow process, but we are reclaiming our native forest. Join us next Sunday as we maintain areas we previously placed in restoration. That is a vital part of the work too!
Sunday, Nov 16th 9am to noon
Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry, with sturdy boots or shoes
And here are some suggestions for working with nature in our yards. Dennis Paulson, a well known NW naturalist and the retired director of the Slater Museum in Tacoma has posted a brief, but compelling piece on supporting nature in our urban yards. He notes the importance of having a variety of native plants, the importance of seeds and insects as food for birds, invertebrates, etc and the value of brush and leaf piles. You will find his posting from Tuesday, September 23rd at http://slatermuseum.blogspot.com/
Sharon Baker Volunteer Forest Steward Friends of Lincoln Park 206.464.1068 cell