PART 1: Park Superheroes Face Invasive Privet

It’s a regular day at Shelby Farms Park Conservancy (finally) with the ice clearing and the staff preparing for the 2015 Eco Eggstravaganza .  Meanwhile, two rangers (our superheroes) are working in the cold, battling a nasty species in the forest: The Chinese Privet.         This invasive plant originating from East Asia has come to Shelby Farms Park and infected the forest! These before and after photos taken in the Lucius Burch Jr. Natural Area of Shelby... Read More
Posted by Chelsey McKinney at 2-24-15 | 1 comments
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Precipitation Proves Punxsutawney Phil's Prediction

The sun sets over the frozen parking lot at our offices here at Shelby Farms Park. Stay safe out there Park fans! Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 2-17-15 | 0 comments
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The Great Backyard Bird Count

Flying. Simple Idea, right? Easier for some than others.   A week ago, I would have said the same thing about birding, easy for some but not accessible to me. Then I met Marilynn Weeden.  Marilynn approached me with her passion for birds and an idea to spread the word about the Great Backyard Bird Count, a day of mass bird counts.   Marilynn is one of the Front Desk Ambassadors at the Park, who can answer almost any question about the goings-on at... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 2-10-15 | 0 comments
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What Not To Wear: Shelby Farms Park Edition

There is one topic that TLC's fashionistas in What Not To Wear  didn't cover: winter work out gear. While Stacey + Clinton's tips on blazers and belts help people during their 9 to 5's, they're not helping people gear up for some of the most fun parts of their day spent outside. Considering that most people commit to getting fit or improving their health for their New Year's resolution, there must be a good number of people curious about what to  wear in these winter months,... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 2-3-15 | 0 comments
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February Volunteer Spotlight | Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson February Volunteer of the month Each month, the Events + Programs Team highlights individuals who exemplify the Park's mission through their service  in their newsletter. In January, we kicked off the year bragging about our bike-enthusiast volunteer, Brad Corey. Read more about his work in our previous  blog post .  This month, we are honored to feature Bill Wilson, a volunteer who has served Shelby Farms Park since 2008. Thank you, Bill!  How long... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 2-1-15 | 0 comments
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