A big finale! National Public Lands Day! UPDE is cleaning up the area around the Zane Grey MUseum to restore it to how it looked when Zane Grey lived there in the first decade of 1900. THe museum is emptied out to restore floors and rehab the old kitchen area so it can be used. THe big barn in the back will be a bathroom and the entrance will be in the back of the building, handicapped accessible! THis will take a few years, I imagine, but it is good to hear abvout these changes!
We all worked hard for three hours this morning and enjoyed bagles, oranges, cookies, and drinks afterward. Jessica brought a couple of Monarch butterflies that she raised. She tagged them and sent them on their way. lShe also brought milkweed seeds and people spread them over the area they just cleaned out. Hopefully they will take root and the knotweed can be controlled there.
We put things away in the afternoon and we were too tired to hike the last trail to get a Take A Hike patch. I will try to do it on my own in the next few days.