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Beautiful thunder and lightning storm tonight..
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Its that time of the year!! The greenhouse house staff is hard at work getting started on this years wonderful annuals and perennials.
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It maybe a cloudy cold late, late, late winter-suppose to be Spring kinda day, but There are dozens of beautiful migratory ducks and several King Fishers in and around mirror lake this morning.

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Martin Luther King, jr park updated their cover photo.
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It's April 18th and even the snowy Owls appear to be still in the area as the snow and cold keeps going. Starting next week a pattern shift starts in the weather and it looks to be the end of winter weather!!!.....Or is it??? In 1989 it snowed 8+ inches in early May!!

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Not much happening this sultry 105th day of January. We catch a lull in the snow Wednesday before it ramps back up for Thursday.

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12 days of snow out of 17 this April.

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Haha, April you fooled us once, but not this time. We're on to you and your shenanigans.

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A beautiful opportunity to enjoy the icing on a Sunday.

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Martin Luther King, jr park updated their cover photo.

Spring in the 716, April 15th.

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Interesting show on butterflies. A few years ago a large number of monarchs were at Front park. They were performing a air to air dog fight with each other. The loser had their wings shredded, they also chased other insects and small birds. Later learned they can be quite aggressive in nature.

Explore the amazing abilities of butterflies – from camouflage to chemical weaponry.
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So many great migratory ducks and birds stopping by the Gala waters in Delaware park lake.

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Martin Luther King, jr park updated their cover photo.

*56 and finally feels like Spring as this beautiful Thursday sunset happens

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All though you see non native species in the parks like geraniums and petunias there is a greater effort underway in the parks and elsewhere to restore the landscapes with native plants. The planting of native plants and non invasive nativars has great benefit to environmental, wildlife, pollinators and us. The Audubon societys campaign Plants for Birds is just that effort to spreas the importance of native plants across our gardens and lanscapes.

What’s one thing you can do today to help birds? Grow bird-friendly plants!
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I memtion often the importance of native plants in our landscape and rhe role they play in keeping our environment and gardens healthu Some great reading on the subject here.

Get tips for starting a pollinator patch in your garden and discover the 10 best perennial plants for pollinators. Learn which plants attract bees and butterflies as well as other beneficial insects.
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A weeding method on organic farms is flame weeding. This maybe a larger version of it in a corn field but it is also a technique used in smaller landscapes and gardens.

Weed control for organic corn. Propane burner's at 20gpa. 41.5 million btu.
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One of the worst invasive plants that has spread throughout the parks, Lesser Celandine is everywhere. With hand removal very time consuming, not always practical, chemical use in parks banned under the city's sunset laws and no staff interest or a plan to stem invasives they just keep spreading.

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