Greetings from Northeast Ohio
It has been a month since we last had an update so here is a recap of what the CVNP Native Plants Team has been doing over the last month:
1) Scouting the sites that will be worked on within CVNP
2) Taking note of the non-native invasive plant species that we see while walking through sites
3) Going over the best way to manage the plants that need to be removed
4) Cutting and treating large invasive shrubs
5) Chipping the large shrubs and small trees that are cut down
6) Letting it be known that invasive species are not welcome at the park and that they should take notice when we arrive at a site :)
One site we have worked on quite a bit is the site of the old Richfield Colesium. If you are a basketball fan, that is the site where Michael Jordan famously made "The Shot" as it is known in Northeast Ohio against the Cleveland Cavaliers to advance in the playoffs.
It is quite amazing that when we walk through the site (now a grassland) that we have to imagine thousands of people sitting in stands watching basketball. Now it is known primarily as a great place to view native birds in the Park.
We also finished our first site this last week at the Frazee House. Even though the weather was extremely hot (90s all week) the team was able to accomplish the task of finishing the site and now we look forward to moving on to the next one!
Hope everyone is having a great time wherever they are (in the field, on breaks, etc).
All the best,
Isaac, John, Trevor, Tyler