Saturday, May 7th, drop off your plants beginning at 9 a.m. at the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center located on Meechen Road for the Plant Exchange. At 10 a.m. there will be a garden talk about “Raised Beds and Container Gardening.” This is a perfect topic for our little piece of the rock. We all know how little topsoil there is and that gardening on the island can be frustrating at times.
Join Master Gardener Mary Strayer from Milan, Ohio, as she shares her knowledge of many ways to deal with this issue. Mary is a retired social worker and now writes gardening books. She has been a Master Gardener since 2000. She belongs to three garden clubs, as well as an herb club. She writes for two newspapers and has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens Special Editions. She began lecturing about gardens in 2003 and now gives talks throughout Northern Ohio. The exchange will take place immediately following Mary’s talk. Don’t forget to bring some money for the unusual assortment of garden-themed raffle items we find each year! Tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5. All proceeds will go toward the LEINWC Building Addition Fund. This event will take place rain or shine, please dress appropriately. Questions? Call Sandi at 419-366-7919.
Extra Native Plants will be offered for sale by the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy! Nature Camp Jackie Taylor, Kate Ptak, and Debbie Larcey have been busy planning for another fun-filled Nature Camp this coming July! The 2016 Put-in-Bay Nature Camp will take place over three weeks: Intro to Nature Camp July 11th-13th, My 1st Nature Camp July 11th-13th, Nature Camp July 18th-20- th, Environmental Adventure Camp I. July 18th-21st, and Environmental Adventure Camp II July 25th-28th. This year’s Nature Camp themes will be Birds & Trees. Intro to Nature Camp and My 1st Nature Camp will be exploring the birds and trees found at the Wildlife Center’s Nature Trail and Perry’s Monument. Nature Camp will go to Jane Coats Wildflower Trail, band birds, the State Park, and the monument to learn more about the island’s trees and birds. EACI will be bird banding birds, kayaking, and camping out at the State Park. EAC II Will be using a new program called i-naturalists during camp. They will be banding birds, kayaking, and camping at Middle Bass Island..
There will be a Post Camp Appreciation Party at the Wildlife Center following camp July 31st at the Wildlife Center For more information contact Jackie Taylor- 419.279.3199 Or firstname.lastname@example.org or you can come by the Wildlife Center for more information. There will be a Benefit to Support an AmeriCorps Intern on June 4th at the Wildlife Center. Times TBA