Friday, April 26, 2013
And here, on a very real poppy plant, perches a very plastic butterfly. It is one of the items hidden for the children to find for their garden scavenger hunt.
Thanks again, Ladies.
And, as was so well documented in the April 16 post of this blog, From Behind the Fence (archives on the right) it is not just the very young that enjoy this beautiful park. While the sessions were going on for the children this morning, two buses pulled up which discharged a gaggle of seniors with walkers who enjoyed the morning at the picnic tables . Nope... not just the young kids enjoy the park and garden.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
(As you have likely learned by now you may link to more information and pictures by clicking on any of the words or topics highlighted by the purple color in these blog posts.)
Check other interesting things that are happening at Mercer. One endangered plant Correll's False Dragon-head (Physostegia correllii) is of the mint family . It is found only in
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
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Thanks again to the dedicated ladies from Norchester Garden Club for these programs.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
· A little girl with her butterfly cage who came to the garden to let her butterflies fly away.
· A five year old girl telling her younger brother not to pick the flowers because the butterflies eat the flowers.
· Two elderly ladies from the assisted living apartments opposite Cy Fair High School who said they come daily just to sit on one of the benches for a couple of hours.
· Many, many children on the playground equipment then taking a rest break to sit on the edge of flower beds or in the Bennett Gazebo.
· Ten boys ranging in age from seven to about twelve having a pickup game of football with no parent or coach telling them what to do.
· Three little girls on their razor boards flying on the trail.
· Little kids driving their battery powered jeeps on the expanse of grass.
· Families bringing their own folding picnic tables and chairs and coolers full of food to share with friends under the shade of the small trees.
· A dad watching his teen age daughter practicing cartwheels in order to try out for the drill team at Cy Ridge High School.
· A dad with his four year old son practicing batting from a T ball stand.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
This just in... The Cypress Creek Greenway would be a continuous trail and park system located along Cypress Creek. It would extend nearly 40 miles from Spring Creek, north of Bush Intercontinental Airport, to west of U.S. Highway 290, providing new opportunities to walk, run, and bike.
You have the ability to influence the develpment of the Cypress Creek Greenway project. This is a great idea that would benefit our Matzke Park and any who like the outdoors. Just CLICK HERE to open the link to a good discription of the project and a map of it. You can then take a brief survey... no need to give your name or email.