Our naturalists at County Farm Park (first Faye, and now Kelsey) have been so lovely about about tying in our themes and studies whenever possible when we go on our hikes. Since we've recently been doing a lot of important work with the broad theme of sustainability, we thought it would be a great opportunity for our young naturalists-in-training to help the park become healthier and happier by getting rid of some invasive species - garlic mustard.
This is what it looks likes - it's everywhere this time of year!
After Kelsey showed us what to look for, we got right to work. It is very satisfying - garlic mustard comes up very easily. We made short work of a large area, and the wind seemed to be saying thaaaaaaank yoooooooou as we walked back to school.
Many thanks to Lindsey for coming along and helping, and also for these great pictures!