Spring 2007
Vol. 15 No. 1
"He who plants a tree plants a hope" - Lucy Larcom

In this issue...

Reflections from the President

Homes for Wood Ducks - Nature Area

Welcome Spring 2007

Volunteers Needed

Member Opportunities

Is a Toad a Frog?

2006 An exciting year!

How to Create a Wildlife-Friendly Backyard

2006 Conservationist

Welcome, New Board Members

Nature Deficit Disorder

Landscape for Learning

Three Generations of Volunteers

Upcoming Events...

April 1 4
Tree Planting
Contact Fred Pepper 692-0517 to help plant trees on GINLC proerties.

April 22
Earth Day
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Centennial Farm

Nature Area Open
Saturday 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Thursday 6PM - 8PM
(Weather Permitting)

Wish List
Computer Printer
Electronic Projector
Display Boards
Benches for Nature Area
Shade Canopy for Nature Area

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Three Generations of Volunteers
by Margarete Hasserodt

It was a cool, but wonderful Sunday in September, 2006, when my daughter Ute O'Connor and her children Ursula and Kiernan helped me with the observation deck trail at the Nature Area. It needed cleaning-up and the addition of lots of wood chips on the trail. The kids even lined the trail with fallen branches, so that the trail would be more obvious to visitors. We truly had a great time together!

Ursula had already assisted me many times before at the Nature Area. She learned about plants such as Purple Loosestrife, and burdock and why it is important to remove them. We "drilled" holes and planted 3 PawPaw seedling trees, donated by Ed Hughes, and secured dead branches around some trees to protect them against deer damage.

(l to r) Ute O'Connor with her children, Kiernan and Ursula, working in the Nature Area. Not pictured is the first of the three generations, the photogropher - Margarete Hasserodt.


The American Lotus, abundant at the Nature Area.