Saturday, February 14, 2009

Planting day at he Union Twp. Park

We planted the new meadow strip today and It was muddy again just like 2007. About 35 volunteers showed up and slogged through the mud to plant the seed of native plants we had previously cleaned and sorted.

The planting plan I made shows we planted a 900' strip along the edge of the soybean/corn field and a little bit on the edge of the larger 29 acre field.

The main planting area was divided into 18 rectangles 30' wide by 50' long on the west side of the field.

Sections 1-6 and 13-18 and the little bit in the west field, "W" on the plan, received seed of taller plants like Big blue-stem (Andropogon gerardii), Tall coreopsis (Coreopsis tripteris) and Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis and V. glauca).

Sections 7-12 were planted with seed of shorter PA native meadow/barrens plants like Little blue-stem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) and Stiff-leaved Aster (Doellingeria umbellata syn. Aster umbellatus).

I will put the complete list on line in the next day or so. If any of you who were there today would like to contribute some pictures to post here you can send them to me at: not at the voicenet address. Thanks to everyone who helped. We can all enjoy watchin things grow and bloom this summer!

The seed list of what we planted


Here are the aerial photo maps of the Union Twp Park with the planting areas marked

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