January 14, 2019

Three more Adams Park residents have joined the Pollination Challenge.

Penny Blackford’s yard is lush with bushes and flowers surrounded by trees.  We walked into her yard to a serene spot with a bench, little house and Snap the cat.  We watched bees dance from bloom to bloom.

Barbara and Larry Schultz court pollinators with flocks of Black-eyed Susan.  

Alicia Lewis and Gloria Clay were visited by a butterfly.

August 11, 2018

It’s August and flowers are still in bloom.  Adams Park residents Jane Berry, Richard Berry and Yolanda Johnson have gardens registered in the Pollination Challenges.


Jane & Richard

The Berrys have easy to care for Lantana plants.  Lantana attracts pollinators like nobody’s business.


Last year Yolanda planted Coneflowers along the front.  Zinnias and Black-eyed Susans adorn the beds along the driveway.  Butterfli...

July 23, 2018

Just a little over two years ago neighbors helped clear bamboo and eradicate ivy from trees in my backyard.  The work of these women warriors (Penny, Elizabeth, Corky, Alicia and Gloria) opened up the space and returned the yard to me.  It was clear that a lot of effort lay ahead in order to maintain the yard.  Privet, awful Elaeagnus shrubs and a layer of ivy still prevailed.  I tried my hand at cutting it down and dragging it to the curb.  The vegetation...

July 10, 2018

Adams Park resident, Beverly Green,  noted that the Lantana blooming in her yard every season attracts pollinators.  Her garden will be registered.  Look at her pictures and see if you can spot the butterfly.  

Before you run out and buy plants,  take a discovery tour around your yard for plants that attract pollinators.  I have a bed of zinnias and butterflies delight in them every year.  Cosmos pop up each year in my mailbox garden.  Bees lo...

June 26, 2018

Ecology - the relationships between a group of living things and their environment

Adams Park Ecology - the relationship between residents of Adams Park and their neighborhood environment

Urban Style - a way of doing something as it pertains to a city

Adams Park Ecology Urban Style is a project that began with conversations between Corky Claire and myself.  Corky works to educate the public about how damage English Ivy can destroy tree.  I produced an instruct...

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