Out with the old, in with the new! Volunteers of all ages showed up to Pete's Pond en masse last Friday to help finish off clumps of stubborn quack grass and plant dozens of milkweed starts and native wildflowers. The Conservancy thanks you for your dedication to conservation... and the butterflies and pollinators will thank you soon, too!
Looking for a family-friendly event that will get you outside one last time before you get out your snow gear? Blue Mountains Conservancy has got you covered! Grab a shovel, work gloves, and 5 gallons of water, and help us get hundreds of milkweed and wildflower starts in the ground! Meet at Pete's Pond (directions on the flier below or on our Events Calendar) at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 23rd. If you're scratching your head for the water request, keep in mind that Pete's Pond doesn't yet have plumbing, and we will need to water all those little plants to increase chances of survival. Thanks for your support! Hope to see you there.
Above: see how many fliers YOU can find hanging up around town. Thanks to all the local businesses who let us borrow some window space (including West Side Bakery, Blue Mountain Outfitters, Fairway Independent Mortgage, John J. Howard and Associates, and Raul's Taqueria).
Who doesn't love butterflies? If you (and all your friends!) are butterfly-lovers, come on down to Cook Memorial Library on Thursday, September 29, at 7 pm to learn about Milkweed and Monarchs. Email Katie Boula at email@example.com for more info.
Swift Night Out was a success by all accounts! Families came out with little ones in strollers, traveling visitors who had heard about the event on the radio stopped by, and a wonderful patchwork of long-standing members and new donors enjoyed the evening. From tamales to face-paint, its wasn't just swift-watching that made the evening enjoyable. Of course, the Vaux Swifts, the star of the show, did appear right on cue, around dusk, to swoop and swarm the chimney of the Foley Building. Thanks to all of you who made the night such a fabulous success, and to those of you who missed it: hope to see yo next year!