A beautiful shot of our historic barn at Leslie Park

A beautiful shot of our historic barn at Leslie Park
The Barn at Leslie Park

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Red-tailed Hawk

This guy was on the bluebird house at #11 tee this morning. He was about to take off. Here is a picture of him in the tree behind the same birdhouse.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ann Arbor Learning Comunity comes to Leslie Park

Last Wednesday, members of Tracey Marchyok's 4th and 5th grade class from the Ann Arbor Learning Center along with Stefan Szumko from the Leslie Science and Learning Center, came to the Leslie Park Golf Course to test Traver Creek for various factors, such as pH, nitrogen, phosphorous and temperature. ( A link to an Ann Arbor.com article is here)

Scott Spooner, superintendent of Leslie Park, spent some time talking to the class about the things the golf course is doing to enhance wildlife habitat and become certified in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses.

We then went out and tested the water. Stefan was nice enough to don the waders and pull the water out for the kids and then spent a half an hour searching around for macro-invertebrates in the mud.

The class then walked through Black Pond Woods back to the science center.