Good Oak News

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wildflower Walk this Thursday @ U-W Arboretum

Just a quick note to let everyone know we are resuming our wildflower walk schedule on Thursday July 29th.  We'll meet at the parking lot for the Grady Tract section of the UW Arboretum at the southeast corner of Seminole Highway and the Beltlone frontage road at 6pm. 

We'll post more information and a full schedule for the rest of summer in about a week. 

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Roadside wildflowers

I'm traveling through Iowa today and really enjoying seeing native prairie plants along the side of the highway. We hve seen purple coneflower, black-eyed Susan, hoary vervain, butterfly weed, yellow coneflower, yellow coneflower and wild beramot in bloom as we wiz past at 70 mph. Thought they are mixed in with quite a few weeds (they could use a good prescribed burn!), none the less it is encouraging to see Iowa taking this critical step to te long-term preaevatipn of our native wildlife.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Welcome to Summer

Whew! It was a busy spring for us here at Good Oak. So far this year we have installed roughly 4000 native plants, seeded over three acres into prairie and removed bags upon bags of invasive plants.

Now that we have a little time to catch our breath, stay tuned for information about our wildflower walk schedule for the rest of summer and into fall.