Park Picks

This Earth Month, we are excited about plants! In this week’s Parks’ Picks, we have five opportunities to get involved with plants through community science, art, and gardening, and to just enjoy their beauty.

Native Plant Sales

Purchase native species and help support programs at Black Hill Nature Programs, Locust Grove Nature Center, and Maydale Nature Classroom.

Maydale Nature Classroom online sales are underway now. Locust Grove Nature Center phone sales are April 11, 15, 18, and 25 from 10 am to 4 pm. The in-person sale at Locust Grove is May 8 and 9. Online orders begin for Friends of Black Hill members April 29, and the sale opens to the public April 30 through May 2.

Shop the Montgomery Parks Native Plant Sales.

Brookside Gardens Tulips

See the spring colors come to life at Brookside Gardens. The tulips are coming into bloom and will be at peak color this weekend.

Tulips blooming at Brookside Gardens.

“Ask an Arborist” Facebook Live

Were you able to sign up for a slot to receive a free tree seedling at one of our giveaways this month? Or have you picked up your own tree seedling at your local nursery for spring planting? Not sure of the best way to plant the young trees?

Montgomery Parks’ Urban Forester Andy Driscoll gives some planting tips.

Catch our “Ask an Arborist” Facebook Live Friday, April 30 at 12:15 pm, where we will talk about pruning, pests and diseases and other tree care topics.

Tree seedling growing. Image: Flickr, Olga Nohra, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Photo Credit: Flickr, Olga Nohra, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Take and Make It: Fabulous Flowers

Stop by the Black Hill Visitor Center on Sunday, April 25, from 1:30 to 3 pm, and pick up a craft kit to work on at home. The craft kit is all about fabulous spring flowers! Kits include instructions and most supplies needed for the craft.

Orange flower surrounded by green leaves.

Become a Community Scientist in Your Own Backyard – Join the City Nature Challenge

Join Locust Grove Nature Center naturalist Jackie Raiford for a virtual lecture on Thursday, April 15, from 7 to 8 pm to learn how to use the iNaturalist app to submit your own nature observations when you participate in the City Nature Challenge. By submitting photos of wildlife and plants through the iNaturalist app, you contribute to important ecological studies that help scientists better understand the plants and animals of our local landscape.

Adult male looking through branches on parkland.

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Last Updated: April 8, 2021