Guided Bird Walk
Despite being situated in the middle of a busy urban area, Greenlawn Cemetery offers a peaceful respite for many species of flora and fauna that one would typically not see this close to downtown. Some of the more well-known inhabitants are of the feathered sort – the birds who make Greenlawn their home or their layover on a long flight home. To date, Greenlawn’s most dedicated birdwatchers have seen over 100 different species within the cemetery.
Bright and early on May 13, 2018, Charlie Lipson led a group of folks through Greenlawn on a guided bird walk. The skies were overcast but that did not deter the group from being able to catch over 25 different species of birds up and at ’em that morning. The usual visitors were present – a Black-Crowned Night Heron (our mascot), a Double-crested Cormorant, a few Mallards, and some Red-Winged Blackbirds to name a few. The group was also graced with a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird flyby!
Thanks to all who came out for the guided bird walk! It was a successful event and folks got to learn a lot about birds, trees, and shrubs.
Conservatory Garden Clean-up
About a week later on May 19, 2018, a group of folks took to sprucing up the Conservatory Garden next to the Dickson Memorial Chapel. Flowers were planted, mulch was laid, and weeds were pulled as volunteers helped to clean up the garden that lies where the old conservatory used to be. Mr. Dickson would be proud of the work these folks pulled off!
Thanks again to Polly, Denise, Michelle, Denise, and Richard for all their hard work cleaning up the garden! Thanks also to the Sean and his Greenlawn Cemetery crew who keep the grounds looking good. Oh – and thanks to those who worked hard last year planting bulbs so that we could enjoy their colorful blooms this year!