Dear Friends of the Broughton Nature Preserve,
I have been absent for the past month–family duties required my full attention. Life happens….
We can now start up regular restoration workdays again. Last summer and fall are important for native seed collection–and we are a bit behind. So, let’s start seed collecting this week:
Thursday, Sept 14, 1-3 PM
Saturday, Sept 16, 1-3 PM
Meet at the top of the hill behind GWB Complex #3 (directions below).
We will focus on seed collecting along the AEP power line right of way. There are a number of important species we can collect: Wild bergamot, black-eyeds susans, wild rye, and milkweeds all are ready to collect.
We will collect both common and rare native seeds. It is all good. We will be collecting for both full sun meadows (think of the right of way), and for the woodland edges.
Directions to GWB Complex #3:
1. Enter the GWB Complex #3 off State Route 821. It is the complex nearest the entrance/exit off of Interstate 77.
2. Go up the hill to the first set of buildings. Turn left.
3. Proceed all the way to the end of these buildings. Before you head down to the pond, turn right, and go all the way up the hill. The road will take you past all of the buildings. The road up the hill is a gravel road.
4. Parking is on top of this hill.
Can’t wait to get back out in Nature!
Broughton Nature Preserve, Steward
Friends of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, President
Society of Ecological Restoration, Midwest Great Lakes Chapter, Board Member
“Be joyful though you have considered all of the facts” (Wendell Berry)