Sat, Nov 17 2007 - Conserving a City Gem (View Original Event Details)|
|Participants:||Nayeli Garcia, Ruwan Alwis, Rose Anne Ullrich, Douglas Boorstein, Lynn Kingsley, Melissa Wilson, Matt Toerper, Dan DeVries, Nathan Rich, kimberly glasgow, Philip Orwig|
The morning was a chilly one…the weather gods were calling for a high of about 45 degrees. But that was not a deterrent for 14 out of 15 MOC members and friends to show up and roll up their sleeves for yet another conservation effort – this time at the beautiful Cylburn Arboretum. Glenda the Naturalist explained the day’s options: spread mulch over the compost bin (so the worms don’t freeze over the winter), remove ivy, work on bird watching stations, or line one of the trails with logs. There were people everywhere working away diligently - with hand tools such as loppers and 2-man saws – and the more we worked, the more layers of clothing came off – we definitely did not need the hats and scarfs we were wearing when we arrived. The Cylburn folks were ecstatic at the amount we accomplished. Promptly at noon, we began to clean up and get ready for the tour. We started in the Nature Museum, where we were able to see the many displays of the birds that roam above us in the Baltimore area. Then we went on a walk along the trail, where Glenda educated us on the many types of trees, indigenous and not, and shared with us what happens in the fall/winter. Since we build up a hearty appetite, a bunch of us continued our day by grabbing a late lunch at the Mt. Washington Tavern, where the theme of trees and outdoors continued during our meal.
THANK YOU MOC Conservationists – You rock!
Best wishes for a fantastic holiday season,
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