Rancocas Nature Center - Update for July 6, 2015
MONARCH WAY STATION: The butterfly weed is blooming beautifully and the monarda is beginning to fill in. Next steps will be installation of a bench and mulching NATIVE PLANT GARDEN: Huckleberries and aronia are fruiting.Weeding is on-going.
DRAGONFLY POND GARDEN:Dragonflies and frogs are enchanting the camp participants. One lily pad is blooming now.
WILDLIFE GARDEN: This oldest garden is unfortunately providing food for some deer, rabbit, and groundhog browsing. However, the flowers continue to provide plenty odf pollen and nectar, and the rain garden portion seems to be handling excess water well.
POLLINATOR MEADOW GARDEN: The milkweed near the beehives had excellent flowering this season, and the numerous berry flowers also served the area well. We will continue with invasive plant removal as time permits.
HISTORICAL GARDEN:Some insect damage on mustard plants but the Black Spot on the lemon balm and mints seems to have disappeared. Okra and red orach did not germinate , but red orach was replanted. Wild plants that would have been foraged by the Lenape, Quakers, and African Americans have been identified and are currently being incorporated into a short hike. .