Your Conservancy combines recognition of Earth Day and Arbor Day because planned activities typically meet the intentions of both. This year a strong group of Boy and Girl Scouts worked under the direction of the Trails Committee to clear invasives and replace them with native plants in the Hawthorn Pond Conservation Area.
In a fitting tribute to the name of this area, hawthorn shrubs have been added to an interior location. Along the old rail bed, elderberry bushes have replaced multiflora rose. Topping off the change, one of the main trails is now bracketed with arrowwood, chokeberry, and blueberry bushes with a few American cranberry bushes in the wettest spots. It will not be long before these plants become quite noticeable.