|English Honors Class|
The bois d'arc and Mexican plum trees planted years ago were weeded, given a new mulch bed and new or repaired deer fencing. Years from now the trees are expected to shade the trail and provide a visual interest to the meadow with their unusual fruit.
The student volunteers also hauled a number of ligustrum trees and branches to a staging area next to Limbo Loop in preparation for a needed trail re-route. In the 'dry' wetlands pond Devil's Claw was planted to the bare sides in an attempt to grow vegetation.
This was the fourth year that SMGA has worked with Bobcat Build to improve the nine acre Prospect Park that is part of the larger Purgatory Creek Natural Area. --LJ