Rappahannock County Park
October 5 workday
Eleven volunteers, including 4 ORMN members, installed more than 80 plants in the edge pollinator garden, named the Potluck Pollinator Plot.
June 22, 2019 workday:
A group of 8 volunteers, including 5 Old Rag Master Naturalists, worked at the park on a spectacular June Saturday. Ed Dorsey brought a truckload of plants to add to bare spots in the native plant garden installed last November. Volunteers planted and watered the plants, pulled stilt grass and garlic mustard, and toured the park trails to ID keepers and unwanted specimens.
July 27, 2019 workday
10 cubic yards of topsoil donated by John Cappiali arrived early on July 27, to be spread on the future pollinator garden plot. Plants purchased with a $1000 grant from Keep Virginia Beautiful will be installed on next workdays, August 24 and either October 5.
Meanwhile the Native Plant Garden started November 2018 is in full bloom and buzzing with pollinator activity, including adult and larva monarchs!
In addition, we identified 5 ferns along the park trails, and found blooming St Johnswort, Joe Pye Weed, Yarrow, Queen Annes Lace, and Daisy Fleabane along the REC right of way.
May 18, 2019 workday:
Although alot was happening on May 18, ORMN volunteers, Berni Olson (photographer), Ruth Welch, and Mike Wenger continued work to control invasives on the upper trail in Rappahannock County Park.
Rappahannock County Park cleanup: April 6
Twelve volunteers from ORMN, Master Gardeners, and PATH Let's Volunteer Day hit the trails and pulled garlic mustard, honeysuckle nibs, and English ivy to open up light and space for ferns and ephemerals. Take a look at what is blooming in the Park.
November 16, 2018
About 10 hardy souls showed up on Friday, November 16...yes, the morning after the first snowfall of the year....to tackle invasive plants along the wooded edge of the Park and plant a native plant garden. Look for future workdays coming up!
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