Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Is it a Wild Flower if You Plant it?

Want to get outside and do something helpful? Kansas City Wildlands is a great local organization devoted to preserving a few spots in this city where nature consists of more than zoysia and skinny bradford pear trees with plastic pipe around their bottoms. They are hosting a few workdays where you can learn a little and do a lot for Mother Nature.
Kansas City WildLands- Garlic Mustard Pull and Wildflower Hike
Isley Park Woods, Excelsior Spring, Missouri
Saturday, April 29, 2006
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Come pull exotic, invasive garlic mustard from this stunning woodland, and enjoy a spring wildflower hike as a bonus! KCWL will provide lunch at the end of the workday. More information and directions for this site is available at http://www.kcwildlands.org/isleyparkwoods.htm

For more information about this workday or to register, contact Linda Lehrbaum, Kansas City WildLands Coordinator at 816-561-1061, ext. 116 or linda@bridgingthegap.org.

KCWL Spring Community Restoration Workday

Saturday, May 6th, 2006
9:00 AM - noon

Plant the Prairies! We’ll be planting wild flower seedlings grown from locally harvested seed on 3 sites in the region:

* Ernie Miller Park prairie, Olathe, Kansas, managed by Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

* Jerry Smith Park prairie, Kansas City, Missouri, managed by Kansas City Missouri Parks and Recreation Department.

* Rocky Point Glades, south Kansas City, Missouri, managed by Kansas City Missouri Parks and Recreation

3 Comments:

Blogger dolphin said...

I'd say so. I'd define a "wild flower" as a flower the way nature intended as opposed to those that we've "created" through intentional hybriding.

4/18/2006 9:06 AM  
Anonymous travelingal said...

Wonderful, wonderful. I have the pleasure of living by a wetland pond (when it rains) visited by cranes and all kinds of birds and deer who come by in the morn and eve for a drink. We're thinking of planting everything around it in sunflowers (over 20 acres)..wouldn't that be pretty. Wish I had time to attend the events you posted.

4/18/2006 6:02 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Travelingal - WOW! That sounds spectacular.

4/18/2006 10:23 PM  

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