Monday, February 27, 2023

Conner - On it's way to recovery


Conner Butterfly Garden is coming back

December 3, 2022

February 15, 2023

Although I have been watching this garden since the hurricane and have visited about every other week, I was still surprised by the resiliency of nature and the abundance of volunteer seedlings.

Some of the native plants that were originally in the garden are in overdrive coming back up. We are seeing Scorpion Tail, Blanket Flower, Salvia, Yellow Top, Porterweed and Beach Sundune flower. We even have enough now to share with some of the other Collier County Butterfly Gardens.

We still have some major plants that are still missing and likely will not reseed on their own. The team is working to get replacement plants order and in the ground in the next few weeks.

We have a couple of garden friends who have scatter in some Zinna, Cosmos and other annual seeds and they have joined the party, although they might find it tough during our summer heat, we will leave them in place. 

Friday, December 30, 2022

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Clam Pass Trail Blazers 2023

 Clam Pass 465 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL

The Clam Pass Trail Blazers are a team of naturalist and environmentally conscious citizens.  They work hard to keep Clam Pass Beautiful, keep the trails maintained, remove exotic plants, place signage for the community to identify plants, trees and shrubs of Clam Pass.   They support the natural habitats of Clam Pass Beach, the ecosystems of the natural areas, and the wildlife that calls Clam Pass home. 

Since Hurricane Ian, the Clam Pass Trail Blazers have done some major heavy lifting,  removing horticultural debris from the parking lot, mangroves, trails and nature areas around and under the board walk.  They have cleared out a significant amount of storm debris from the mangroves and are currently working to clear the nature trails for visitors to explore and enjoy, post hurricane.

This team meets every Wednesday morning for about 2 hours.  If you are looking to make a major environmental impact, grow your social circle with like minded people, and enjoy working in nature, and want to make an important and measurable difference, you can join this amazing team.   

The Clam Pass Trail Team is looking to add new members.  
If you are interested call 239-252-4033 for more information.  

2023 Educational Garden Workshop - UF/IFAS Extension Collier County


For more information on this series visit: 

Fun Facts - Butterfly Counts - Collier County Parks

  Save the Date  Next Butterfly Count June 24, 2023

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