Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wildflower Sanctuary Planning Meeting March 18

On Saturday, March 18 at 10:00 am, we will be having an organizational meeting for anyone who is interested in helping out at the Wildflower Sanctuary this year.  We will be meeting in the conference room at the back of the Batavia Panera.  Come join us!  We love having new people garden with us.  Over the years great gardening friendships have blossomed!

Wildflower Sanctuary Winter News and Thank You

A huge "Thank you" goes out to Boy Scout Jacob Barth, his family, and Troop 6!
 
On Saturday, about 20 people spent the day doing a spring clean-up at the wildflower Sanctuary as part of the work towards Jacob's Eagle Scout badge.  Despite snow on the ground when everyone arrived, they made their way around the peninsula dead-heading, clearing brush and cleaning up trash.  It ended up being a beautiful day, and truly became an eagle project when a bald eagle flew over just as they finished up.   Another highlight was finding the first blooming flowers of the spring: some purple crocus.  (nonnative, but still beautiful signs of spring!)
 
In February, Davey Tree as well as the Batavia Park District removed some dead trees.  The folks from Davey will be back in the spring since they are donating educational tags for a lot of the trees. 
 
Come take a walk on the wild(flower) side, and see what is sprouting up!
 

Saving Seed.....March 21st

Saving seed for the new year can be a joy or a mystery.  What collection system works well?  How to ensure the best germination?  Where do I store these precious little gifts of life?  Come join us as Sue Styer, Leah Beck, and Sarah Fellerer demystify this gardener's delight on March 21st.  Gathering for conversation starts at 6:45 pm; short business meeting at 7:00 pm and learning about "Saving Seed" immediately follows at the Batavia Public Library meeting room.  See you on the 21st!