Karen Unmasked: Exploring Identities
Karen Andres is fairly new to to GSBAS. She is one of those hidden members who sends in her dues but hasn’t invested time into the organization. She began to think about volunteering after retiring from a 38 year teaching career. On her list of things to do in retirement was to get her Master Gardener certificate from Cornel Cooperative Extension as well as find areas in her community to volunteer. There was a call this spring for volunteers to help with the garden at Brookside County Park. Bingo! This is what she was looking for. As a longtime resident of Sayville, Karen can walk to the park and volunteering as a Master Gardener was a perfect fit. She is looking forward to working at the park to make it a wonderland for pollinators, birds and the community. She hopes there are people out there like her who would like to make this park a native showcase with her.
As we approach the colder months and begin to think about our feathered friends, take some time to consider how your plants and leaves can benefit them until spring. While birds rely on seeds and berries as the dominant food source in the winter months there are many ways to feed them naturally.
Hello my little birding friends! Hope you are all well and enjoying the birds. I’ve had a nice mixture this summer. I know people say you don’t have to feed the birds in the summer but I do.
Hidden beneath the forest floor lies an extraordinary network of interconnected fungal threads known as mycelium.