First came the rains on October 1 when the plant rescue at JK Black Oak Wildlife Sanctuary was supposed to take place. Then came the cold on October 8 for the rescheduled date of the plant rescue. Thirteen people still came out to get the job done. Starting on the east side of the property, volunteers dug up a pickup truck load of native plants from the meadow. Most of the volunteers also discovered just how well Small-flowered Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora) seeds stick to clothing. Once the plants were driven over to the west side, they were planted in an area prepared during a previous work day.
When the wetlands mitigation project scheduled for 2023 is underway, the transplanted plants should be growing in their new location. These plants will provide seeds for sowing around the constructed wetlands.