Native Garden Walk in Elgin

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Please join us for a walk at the gardens of members Mary Alice Masonick and Laurie Peters in the Wildwood Valley subdivision in Elgin. Meet at the home of Mary Alice and Joe Masonick (38W668 Ridgewood Lane, Elgin) at 10:00 on Saturday, May 21.  From there we will walk the short distance to the home of Laurie Peters and Dan Burke.

Wildwood Valley is a rare oak savanna dotted with gentle hills and wetlands left behind when the glaciers retreated 12,000 years ago. When the glaciers that had once covered the region receded, they behind the gentle hills and low areas of Wildwood Valley.  Some of the trees are over 200 years old, predating the pioneer settlers.  We will not only see the native plant communities of our members’ home, we will also get a chance to see the restored areas of the subdivision, a project spearheaded by Mary Alice.

At the end of our tour, we will have a plant exchange. Please feel bring native plants from your garden to share. If you are not a member, we ask you make a donation tMasonick2jpego NK Wild Ones to participate. If your plant is not taken, we also ask that you take them home at the end of the exchange.

(Please note, access to Wildwood is from Coombs road.  Coombs is closed between the entrance to Wildwood (Brindlewood Lane) and Highland Avenue, so one must access it from the north from Big Timber.)

Peters

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