Como Park District 10: Sunday Series shares success story

District 10’s 2017 Sunday Series will continue Sunday, March 19, with a look at one of our neighborhood’s great success stories: the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom. The story is how a bunch of citizens volunteered for buckthorn busting in a neglected urban woodland and ended up creating a special place to play, learn and escape outdoors.

The Sunday Series presentation will look at the past, present and future of the Woodland, how many birds find a home there, what those posts are all about and how you can team up to continue restoring and maintaining a vibrant woodland. The presentation will include a sneak peek at a new user’s guide to the woodland.

Details: Sunday, March 19, 1-2:30 p.m., upstairs at the Visitors Center at Como Zoo and Conservatory. It’s free.

Here is the rest of the 2017 lineup:

April 2: Sarah Weaver from the University of Minnesota’s Monarch Lab will talk about the precarious state of everyone’s favorite butterfly. Her discussion will include an overview of the monarch’s biology and life cycle, why the population of monarchs is crashing and what individuals can do to turn this around.

May (date TBD): Landscape and Garden Design

June 11: The Capitol Region Watershed District will unveil a new study on Lake Como’s ecology.

Keep tabs on District 10’s website or on social media to get more details as each event draws near.

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