Hendricks Park News: May, 2023

Hendricks Park News: May, 2023

Board Members Lou Vijaker and Beth Copeland at our tent on Mother’s Day It was a grand Mother’s Day at Hendricks Park, a bit hot but nobody cared. Board members and other Friends helped direct traffic at the parking lots and greeted people at our tent in...
Invasive Alert: Lesser Celandine

Invasive Alert: Lesser Celandine

Have You Seen This Weed? Lesser Celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) is increasing its hold on Hendricks Park’s gardens, and it shows up here and there in the forest as well.  Glossy, dark green leaves about an inch across appear in late winter in lawns and garden...
What’s Bloomin’: May,2022

What’s Bloomin’: May,2022

Bleeding Heart The common bleeding heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) gets its name from its heart-shaped, white or pink flowers that dangle like pendulous drops from a slender stem. Bleeding hearts are woodland plants that like the shade and bloom in the cool of...
Winter Update, 2022

Winter Update, 2022

A snow storm at the end of December briefly transformed the park into a monochromatic wonderland. Fortunately, there was very little damage to trees and other plants from the storm. The Birthday Match fundraising challenge to celebrate the Friend’s twentieth...
Late-Summer Update: 2021

Late-Summer Update: 2021

Summer is coming to an end. After several severe heat waves and an extended drought, fall will soon arrive. Fall is a busy season for Friends activities in the park, with new Free the Forest and Walking Tour events now posted in calendars under Activities on the...
Mid-Summer Update: 2021

Mid-Summer Update: 2021

Anemone Summer is in full swing at the park. Volunteers continue to weed, mulch and otherwise beautify the Rhododendron Garden on Tuesday mornings and the Native Plant Garden on Thursday mornings. New gravel has been spread on the loop trail around the main lawn, a...