Friday, September 21, 2007

Native Plant Workshop, Sept. 23, 2pm

At this month's 4th Sunday installment of the Native Plant Workshop, to which all are welcome, we’ll discuss two new initiatives. One is to collect seed of native species this fall, for growing seedlings next spring. The other is to organize and train volunteers to inventory plant life in Princeton’s parks and preserves, for inclusion in an Environmental Resource Inventory being prepared this year.

Following the discussion, we’ll head to Rogers Refuge (photo), a birding mecca below the Institute Woods, where an “accidental” man-made marsh hosts 100 species of plants. This time of year, redwinged blackbirds are gobbling down wild rice, and blooms can still be seen of pickerelweed and tickseed sunflower. No boots necessary, since we'll stick to gravel roads and the observation tower.

Meet at the Whole Earth Center in Princeton, at 360 Nassau Street.

The workshops are sponsored by Friends of Princeton Open Space and the Whole Earth Center.

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