Monday, September 27, 2010

Joe Pearce's New Live Oak

David Boston and a representative from Home Depot unload this huge 45 gallon live oak tree in front of Joe Pearce's house. Home Depot graciously donated the tree for our Reach, and we planted it for Joe, a neighbor who has lived by the Reach and planted many trees there over the years

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Reach Makes Baby Turtles

Just found this baby turtle on the Reach last night. Cutest thing ever. I rescued him to the yard because the mowers were coming today. But he'll make a return. It's so great to know that turtles are there, mating, laying eggs, reproducing and then growing up and old. Ecology!

Plant List is Here

The plant list is here! These are the plants that American Youth Works will be planting at the end of the month along the upper portion of the greenbelt. All natives, all great for wildlife and humans!

Large-growing Trees

Mexican Sycamore
Cedar Elm
Live Oak
Chinquapin Oak
Bur Oak
Bald Cypress
Carolina Buckthorn

Small-growing Trees

Possumhaw Holly
Yaupon Holly
Hop Tree
Mexican Plum
Rusty Blackhaw Viburnum
Texas Persimon
Texas Mountain Laurel

Shrubbier Stuff

American Beautyberry
Fragrant Mimosa
Flameleaf Sumac
Fragrant Sumac
Spineless Prickly Pear
Chile Petin