Grounds Team plans for spring

Mark your calendars to celebrate the beginning of spring with the Grounds Team:

  • We plan to remove non-native plants from the northeast bed in front of the church on Saturday, April 15 starting at 9 a.m.
  • We will plant natives on Saturday, May 6 at 9 a.m.

The Grounds Team is excited for spring to arrive. Aren’t you? We want to thank the many awesome volunteers who help us to respect the interdependent web of all existence. This UU Principle has been supported by Grounds Team work: decreasing the invasive bush honeysuckle, maintaining paths in the woods, managing our meadow, creating outdoor seating, battling poison ivy, mowing our lawn, and increasing native plants.

Why plant natives? Native plant species have co-evolved with native insect species and provide important food resources for thousands of species of invertebrates, as well as for birds and other animals. Virtually all terrestrial birds feed their young insects. Native plants provide food for insects, and insects provide food for birds. Without insects, we would have no birds.

We would love for you to join us, and will keep you posted on upcoming opportunities. We regularly post on the Columbia UU Facebook page, in The Searchlight, and on the church calendar.

If you would like to be on our email list, or for more information, email Patty Daus or Jeanne Murphy.