Mission Statement:Gardens and programs that inspire, educate, and enrich our lives and our community.
Purpose Statement:To educate and encourage citizens on the importance of developing, restoring, maintaining and conserving wildlife habitat and the native plants that comprise that habitat.
Welcome our new members! Many thanks to those who have renewed your memberships and given donations.
We are so grateful that many of you have increased your membership renewal levels–it is very much appreciated! Memberships help support our organization and our gardens!
August 21st class from 10-noon entitled ~ Plant Propagation ~ presented by our own Julie Carlsen, NatureScaping Coordinator (our Perennial Princess) & Master Gardener. We will cover various propagating techniques to increase the number of your already existing plants to add to your garden or to share with others.
We had an informative class discussing Invasive Weed IDand Reporting given by Brad Mead, Invasive Species Coordinator for Clark County Public Utilities. If you missed the original presentation, it was recorded and is now available to view on The Camas Public Library’s YouTube
Turned out to be a pretty nice day on July 11th for our event. Artist participation (many new) was diverse and attendance was exceptional! A good time was had by all from the feedback I received. One happy participant was our lucky raffle winner Janice! She was in town from New York visiting her family that she hadn’t seen in two years. The planned activity for the day was Art in the Garden. Each family member bought a raffle ticket and one of them hit it big! Janice assured me that she would find room in her luggage to bring her goodies back home with her, but I’ll bet she shared some items with her daughter Amy and family.
Saturday Morning Work Parties
Saturday morning work parties (SMWP) are ongoing through October. For those unfamiliar with our parties, on each Saturday morning, we will pair volunteers with one of our garden coordinators who will supervise and guide various tasks around the gardens. We also have a few non-Saturday dates to offer. We have created a sign up system using SignUpGenius. Each month additional sign up dates will be added.To sign up to work on Saturday mornings in the coming months, Please contact me with any questions or problems.
It’s a great way to get out, get your hands (gloves) dirty, get some exercise and help contribute to the beauty of our gardens. You may even learn some things!
Save the Date
Give More 24! is a 24-hour, online fundraiser in southwest Washington that rallies our community to raise money for more than 100 local nonprofits—all using a simple and exciting website. It will launch at 12 a.m. on Thursday September 23, 2021 and last until 11:59 of the same day.It’s a day when everyone who cares about our area can take action by giving what they can, wherever they are, at the same time.
Perennial, Bulb & Seed Swap
It’s back! While working in your yards…..share some plants and grow your garden at the Wildlife Botanical Gardens Perennial, Bulb and Seed Swap on Saturday October 2nd from 10 am – 1:00 pm.Take your potted or bagged up excess perennials, bulbs and seeds and trade them in for new specimens at our annual swap.
Did you Notice….
In the Flying Flowers Garden a former Master Composter Recycler bench….
“MCR bench repurposed, rebuilt and reconditioned by woodworker Kurt – now available for sitting in the FFG!”
So many folks are enjoying the gardens and have left comments and pictures. Thanks to our members who help us fulfil our mission statement with their support and of course to our amazing coordinators/volunteers!
Some comments and pics from various visitors, members and gardeners….
From Business Google
From R Hastings:
“I loved this little hidden gem.”
“Beautiful experience with great friends around”
“Great place for bird watching or just to relax”.
From Larry (member, co-coordinator and regular contributor):
“talk about wildlife in the gardens ….”
“Chaste Tree flowering in the FFG – reaching for the sky”.
Nature Related Quote of the Month
From Huston Smith: In nature, the emphasis is in what is rather than what ought to be.