Over the past couple weeks we have been working in Tryon at the Stuchberry’s Lane stream between the Tryon Point Road and Route 10. We worked through a part of this stream at the end of last summer but didn’t have enough time to finish it as it was very thick. We managed to complete this section of the stream today. This stream was severely overgrown with weeds, deadly nightshade, and alders of course. Here are some before and after photos from this stream.
A large group of 4H students joined us at the Noonan’s Wetlands recently to install 9 kestral boxes that they built themselves. This event was during their 4H exchange trip where there were kids and parents from Manitoba along with the 4H members from this area. Together we put up 9 kestral boxes around the wetlands and on the Dickie Road. Here are some pictures from that morning.
The “No Fire” signs are now installed at the entrance of Linden Hill Park! Hopefully this sign will be well understood and will prevent any further fire damage in the future.
Recently we have been down to Noonan’s Wetlands in Borden to cut some bullrushes out from the boat launch in the area. We cut the bullrushes down in order to allow people to launch their boats easier as well as to promote safe viewing of the area.
This past Wednesday we traveled down to the Tryon River trail where we met up with Bob Butler and Jack Sorenson. While there we helped out with trimming sections of the trail where plants and weeds were overgrowing the path. We used machetes and Jack’s hedge trimmer to cut back the weeds and then piled them up and removed them.
We then did some invasive species work along the trail where we uprooted some large patches of Buckthorn. We cleared as much plants of this plant species as we could see in the area in hopes to eliminate it from the trail.
Once again, it was nice to help out Jack and Bob in maintaining a beautiful nature trail in the Tryon area!
We have recently been doing some invasive species control around the area. We’ve been controlling the species such as Japanese Knotweed and Wild Cucumber. Here are some pictures of these species that I have taken from around Lord’s Pond. We used machetes to chop down the Japanese Knotweed and have pulled the roots of the Wild Cucumber out of the ground.
Over the past couple weeks we have been working through the stream above and below the Balaklava West Road. This stream is part of the Westmoreland River that runs across the Old Town Road and through Crapaud beside the Harveys General Store.
Myles came through a large section of this stream with his chainsaw and cleared some heavy alder overgrowth and some deadfall spruce from the streams path. Thanks to Myles for the productive help!