So our activity, collecting rare seed and transporting it to distant islands, creates a bridge, a possibility for increased species diversity and ecological health.
7th Grade was treated to a virtually mosquito - free walk through the dunes and the Magic Hedge at the Lake, ablaze with Lady's Tresses orchids, grass of parnassus, gerardia, great blue Lobelia, lakeside goldenrod, and New England aster: a rich dreamy swarm of beauty. Thanks to all the parents and volunteers who made these trips possible.
This week, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 5th Grade, Room 209 repeats the trip to Sauganash. Meet by the fish tank at 9:00. Bus leaves at 9:30, returns at 1:15. Picnic lunch, long pants and shirt. Boots recommended.
On Thursday, 4th Grade Room 307, visits Sauganash to learn about Communities of Plants: how these creatures self organize to populate specific habitats and ecosystems there. Join us to learn some of the plant names and to glory in the blue stemmed goldenrod and short's asters abloom in the oak woods. Picnic lunch. Meet at 9:00 by the fish tank. Bus leaves at 9:30, returns at 1:15.