Crow’s Nest: A busy weekend

October 22, 2013

There’s nothing better than having people out to enjoy the preserves. On Saturday we had no fewer than five events. At 7:30 a birding group was out, and at 9:30 the Wilmington Hiking Club hit the trails. At 1 pm Molly held a teen program, where kids who have aged out of our summer camp program have an opportunity to give back to the preserve; this group is making a video about Crow’s Nest.

Also at 1 pm we held the first session of the 2013-14 Force of Nature Volunteer Program. I was so pleased to meet the new class and we are so grateful for their contributions. The topic was managing invasive plants—something that many of them may choose to do on our preserves, and about which all will need to be knowledgeable.

Then Saturday night we held the Howl at the Moon program. The moon didn’t actually show up; the heavy cloud cover made it unusually dark for a full moon. But we went on a challenging night hike, did a little howling, and came back and enjoyed the potluck desserts. Fortunately we got most of the event in before it started to pour.

Sunday was a day of rest. I just did a little puttering in my garden (see post below) and relaxed.

Posted by Daniel Barringer on October 22, 2013.