Week of March 18, 2018

Spring is coming despite the next round of snow predicted.  Here is proof:
 
--Paper birch trees have been ordered to replace the ones killed in Tighe-Schmitz Park.
 
--A grant is being submitted to the Mahtomedi Garden Club to help with plantings at the Birch Easement rain garden.
 
--And thanks to Dr. Mike McKenzie, White Bear Lake High School students will be helping us eradicate buckhorn from Bloomquist Park next month.
 
If you would like to help in any of these projects, let me know.
 
Here are the latest phenological sightings:  A flock of Snow Geese passing overhead yesterday.  Red wing black birds (males for now) staking out their claim in the marsh. Honey bees out celebrating St.
Patrick's Day.
 
 
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