Updated: A Week of Weeding in Uplands Park in the Willows School Restoration Area starting Thursday July 23rd.

A Week of Weeding in Uplands Park in the Willows School Restoration Area: 10 – 12 noon: on Thursday, July 23rd; Sunday July 26th [corrected date]; Monday, July 27th; Thursday, July 30th; Friday, July 31st. Meet at Dorset entrance at 10am or follow the flags. Please email mlidkea@shaw.ca if you will be participating. More details in the Poster. [This posts and new poster  corrects a date that was in error in the previous poster.]


Friends of Uplands Park Native Plant Planting Update – Dec 3-2017

On Dec 3-2017, Friends of Uplands Park volunteers scattered Garry Oak Meadow seed species and planted 216 forbs & gaminoids in one of the Uplands Park Restoration areas that had been cleared of broom in 2005. A lovely day for planting.
18 Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
36 Hare Sedge (Carex ovalis)
18 Thick-headed Sedge (Carex pachystachya)
18 Western Rush (Juncus occidentalis)
18 Barestem Desert-parsley (Lomatium nudicaule)
18 Yampah (Perideridia gairdneri)
18 Pacific Wood-rush (Luzula comosa)
36 Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris ssp. lanceolata)
18 Western Buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis)
18 Douglas’s Aster (Symphyotrichum subspicatum)
Seeds were also scattered that had been collected in the park in the summer of 2017.
Common camas
Death camas
Western Buttercup
Spring Gold
Yellow Rattle
Straight-beak Buttercup
Barestem Desert-parsley
Fool’s Onion
Thanks to Wiley Thomas for providing the lists of seeds and plants planted.

Photos by Kathleen Matthews