|Parent blue bird watches from a nearby tree|
|Corps member, Katie, torching first year|
garlin mustard at Crosby Farm Park
|Youth Outdoors crews spreading |
mulch at Mounds overlook
|Crew member, Noah, protecting native plants |
(shown are columbine on top left, common
milkweed on right center, and prairie
smoke on bottom left) by removing invasive
species around Lake Como
|Newly hatched snapping turtle|
|Tree swallow nest with feathers|
|Tree swallow nest with plastic|
|Youth Outdoors crew memebers planting trees at Hamline Ave|
|Three young bluebirds, about a week old, in the nest that had two cowbird eggs in it.|
|A young bluebird, about two weeks old, |
sleeping against the corner of the box.
|A heap of sleeping young chickadees.|
|Youth Outdoors crews getting mulch for the newly planted trees and shrubs along Hamline Avenue. |
Mulch helps these plants maintain moisture and it also reduces the growth of unwanted plants that would compete with our new trees and shrubs for water and nutrients.
|The Conservation Corps busy trimming roots of |
the saplings before planting them at MRB.
|Volunteering is fun for the whole family! |
Look for more volunteer opportunites
with Saint Paul Parks here.
|This is the bluebird nest with the cowbird eggs and |
was taken on May 5, when two more bluebirds had hatched.
You can see 4 bluebirds and the 2 unhatched cowbird eggs.
|This photo was taken in the woodland May 3, |
it is of the parent great-horned owl (right) and a juvenile (left)