Martin Luther King Jr. Park Greenhouse

Martin Luther King Jr. Park Greenhouse The greenhouse is a City Buffalo facility, located in a public park at the corner of Best and Fillmore Ave operated by The Buffalo Olmsted Park Conservancy

06/11/2020
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Even in challenging times, your parks are here for you to seek peace and comfort. Take a "stroll" through Delaware Park featuring iconic highlights like the Rose Garden, Bridge of the Three Americas, Siegel Landing, Hoyt Lake and the Statue of David. Learn more at the free self-guided mobile audio tour presented by M&T Bank: Tourwand.com/Olmsted

#WeAreOlmstedStrong
🎵 A Day to Remember from Bensound.com

06/03/2020
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Learn tips and techniques from Humbert Baez, Jr., District 2 Supervisor (Columbus, Days, Prospect, Front and Riverside Parks) on how to prepare your garden bed as we spring into summer. Tag us in your home garden project at #WeAreOlmstedStrong and @bfloparks 🌷

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
06/02/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Olmsted designed his parks as democratic spaces touching all neighborhoods in the City of Buffalo. We value the diversity of our community and are honored to provide equal access to nature for everyone in finding peace, solace and room to breathe. #BlackOutTuesday

06/02/2020
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Your parks are here for you to seek peace, comfort and solace. Today’s virtual tour around Riverside Park features bird notes, blue skies and spring blooms. #WeAreOlmstedStrong #InThisTogether

🎵: A Day to Remember from Bensound.com

Cazenovia Park
05/31/2020

Cazenovia Park

This is a difficult time for all and our Park and ducks are quiet solace for our walkers. This man is allowing his dog to terrorize our ducks and their babies. All migratory birds are protected under Federal law. A dog can swim in the creek but not terrorize our wildlife. If you see this happening please call DEC police or A District. Thank you

Prairie Moon Nursery
05/30/2020

Prairie Moon Nursery

Invasive PSA: Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia virgata) is a European species that was introduced in the 1800s, and is listed as a noxious exotic weed for most of the United States. It easily takes over beneficial prairies and farm land. It is inedible by horses and cows, and reduces the diversity of native grasslands that insects and other native wildlife depend on. Leafy Spurge is incredibly difficult to eradicate because its roots are deep, and can regenerate if any root is left behind.

#invasivespecies #publicserviceannouncement #invasiveplants #nature #naturegram #naturelovers #plantsofinstagram #IGnature #instabotany #botany #landmanagement #restoration #ecologicalrestoration #ecology

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
05/29/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

We are a better Conservancy thanks to a dedicated and respectful parks community. Let us not lose sight of our interdependency and commonality. We have a social responsibility to one another; to protect and care for each other. As the days grow more beautiful so should our community spirit. #WeAreOlmstedStrong

05/28/2020
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Join Catie, Sarah and Zach as they embark on their first Wednesday Ride around Olmsted’s West Side! Pair this bike tour route with the free self-guided mobile audio tour, presented by Rich Products, and learn amazing stories behind your historic Olmsted landscapes: Tourwand.com/Olmsted

Included in this tour route is Colonial Circle, a park feature adopted by the Peter C. Cornell Trust at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

#WeAreOlmstedStrong #WNYCulturalConnections

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
05/26/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

A springtime view down Chapin Parkway! We are grateful to our operations team for their hard work and dedication.

If you are healthy and plan to visit these spaces, please take the following precautions for the benefit for our community:
1. Respect social distancing. Be smart, stay six feet apart.
2. Remember that the Olmsted Parks offer 850 acres of green space. Find a new place to explore today!
3. Don’t be a litterbug! Put your trash in the totes or bring it home with you.

📷: Chapin Parkway, May 24, 2020

05/25/2020

Memorial Day is specifically to honor those who died in military service. One vet says he'd prefer people say, "I hope you're having a meaningful day." The holiday's history dates to the Civil War.

National Wildlife Federation
05/23/2020

National Wildlife Federation

Join us for an insightful “How to Garden for Wildlife” webinar with National Wildlife Federation's Naturalist David Mizejewski! Learn gardening tips and how you can be a friend to wildlife at home by creating a beautiful garden that supports local birds, butterflies, bees, and other wildlife.

Register: natwild.life/GardenWebinar

Buffalo Bike Tours
05/20/2020

Buffalo Bike Tours

This week we’re highlighting some of the stops on our #biketherebuffalo Olmsted tour.

While many know Day’s Park as a small pocket park in Allentown, most don’t realize it is actually an Olmsted Park. The park is named for Thomas Day, an early settler who made a small fortune by operating the city’s first brick kiln and investing his profits in real estate. Day gave the land to the city in 1859, stipulating that the site be used as a park that would be named in his honor.

Stay active and engaged during COVID-19 with our free, preplanned routes. More info on our site. Stay safe, stay healthy ! 🚲😎 @ Days Park

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
05/19/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

With your support, the Conservancy would be able to hire over 100 seasonal employees needed for the 2020 park season and to equip every staff with adequate personal protection equipment (PPE). If the parks have sustained you this spring, please consider making a donation to help sustain them. Donate at bfloparks.org/sis2020

05/19/2020
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

The value of our park system has never been more obvious and important. Help sustain the parks that are sustaining you. Make your donation at bfloparks.org/support

05/18/2020
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

The value of our park system has never been more obvious and important. Help sustain the parks that are sustaining you. Make your donation at bfloparks.org/support

North Buffalo Organization
05/17/2020

North Buffalo Organization

Support Buffalo Parks! Visit bfloparks.org/sis2020 for more information about this fundraiser.

Thank you Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy for sustaining such beautiful outdoor places in our city!

05/17/2020
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Help us sustain your parks that have been sustaining you at bfloparks.org/sis2020.

Hear from our executive director Stephanie Crockatt, and join us online from May 18th-21st for Spring into Summer Reimagined, a virtual event in support of your Olmsted Parks. Don your favorite hat and/or bow tie and share your photo with us at #HatsOffToOlmsted!

🎵 Creative Minds from Bensound.com

05/17/2020
National Audubon Society

National Audubon Society

If you want to attract hummingbirds to your yard this spring, try planting Eastern Red Columbine! Learn more about this native plant with Michael from Grange Insurance Audubon Center in this episode of "My Bird Friendly Garden".

An Evening with Doug Tallamy
05/17/2020
An Evening with Doug Tallamy

An Evening with Doug Tallamy

In his new book, Nature’s Best Hope, Douglas W. Tallamy urges homeowners to turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Tall...

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
05/17/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Did you know? You can enjoy your Olmsted Parks from the comfort of your home with our free self-guided mobile audio tours, featuring four special locations:

-Delaware Park Meadow and Lake, presented by M&T Bank
-Japanese Garden in Delaware Park, presented by Wegmans
-MLK Jr. Park
-Olmsted's West Side (from Front Park to Colonial Circle, presented by Rich Products

To listen, visit Tourwand.com/Olmsted on your mobile device.

📷: Front Park, circa 1880-90

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
05/16/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Spring has arrived at the MLK Cottage Garden! While adding a pop of color, those yellow blooms in the background are Lesser Celandine (Ranunculus ficaria), an invasive plant to the United States. They thrive easily in several kinds of conditions, are an early bloomer in the spring and are often known as a monoculture (only one species growing in a given area). After the plant dies down, the seeds and tubers remain in the soil to grow and multiply next spring.

These characteristics, alongside the fact that it has few natural predators, make it difficult to keep its population in check, hence it becomes out of balance within an ecosystem, which makes it an invasive plant. To limit its growth in the area, the BOPC team would mow and weed the flowerbed areas.

Do you have Lesser Celandine in your yard as well? Share your experience with us in the comments.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
05/15/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Looking for individual Green Thumbs! We are looking for volunteers to help on a recurring basis, who will work independently and bring their own tools/PPE. The Conservancy will assign volunteers to specific clean up and planting projects throughout the summer. To apply, visit: bfloparks.org/volunteer

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
05/15/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Your Olmsted Golf Courses are officially open for daily rounds! For information on 2020 season passes, golf rounds, booking a tee time and the COVID-19 Golf Course Guide, please visit bfloparks.org/golf

Photo by South Park Golf Club

How (and Why) to Use Native Plants
05/15/2020
How (and Why) to Use Native Plants

How (and Why) to Use Native Plants

You know they support pollinators and native wildlife, but you may not have a meadow where they’ll feel at home. Here’s what to do.

Wild Ones
05/15/2020

Wild Ones

Wild Ones is excited to announce that we are sponsoring a national webinar series in conjunction with New Directions in American Landscape!

There will be ten live, interactive webinars featuring a renowned group of instructors including Doug Tallamy, Wild Ones Lifetime Honorary Director, and Larry Weaner, founder of New Directions in American Landscape. The webinars start May 28th.

The instructors will illustrate landscaping techniques that make our little corners of the world more ecologically sound and enjoyable to experience. Whether you choose to learn how pollinators, people, and plant communities interact; how to share concepts of ecoliteracy with your children; or how to collect your own seeds, this series will cover an eclectic variety of topics while generally emphasizing the importance of place-based ecological landscapes.

This is a great opportunity to learn about ecologically sound landscaping right from your own home!

To learn more about the webinars and to register go to: https://buff.ly/2Atoe1E

Photo: "Colorific" by Dennis Nagan, Wild Ones 2018 Photo Contest Entry
#ndal #wildonesphotocontest #nativeplants #nature #webinars #landscaping #pollinators

05/15/2020
Woodland Flowers

Woodland Flowers

Trout lily, white trillium and red trillium are spring ephemeral flowers found in woodlands of the Northeastern United States. They grow best in moist, rich ...

05/15/2020
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

4 days to go! Congratulations to the Buffalo Bills on being honored with the 2020 Volunteer of the Year award. We are grateful for your continued support of Buffalo’s Olmsted Parks. #WeAreOlmstedStrong #HatsofftoOlmsted

🎵 Creative Minds from Bensound.com

Buffalo golf courses open FORE! players
05/15/2020
Buffalo golf courses open FORE! players

Buffalo golf courses open FORE! players

The only birdies on Buffalo's South Park golf course Tuesday had wings and were spending their time nibbling on the vast lawn made green by rain and wet,

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
05/14/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

"While legs are stretched, lungs filled, and faces sunned, think of those around you and the sacrifices they too have made. Follow the guidelines and stay safe, smart, and patient. While our parks are free and equally accessible for all, our social responsibility to one another is equally as important. Thank you Buffalo." - Stephanie Crockatt

Help sustain the parks that sustain you: bfloparks.org/sis2020 🌷🌳 #WeAreOlmstedStrong #HatsOffToOlmsted

Prairie Moon Nursery
05/12/2020

Prairie Moon Nursery

Since fishing and gardening season is upon us, we have earthworms on our minds. Many of you might have seen this information from the DNR or even from us in the past, but it seems that many still haven't heard that these earthworms are an invasive species.

As gardeners, we often hear about how great worms are for the soil, increasing air circulation, water infiltration, and adding fertilizer. While the benefits of worms in an agricultural setting have been well documented, it would seem that worms in North America have a downside. Unless you live in the southeast or parts of the Pacific Northwest, your region has no native worms. Vast regions of the continent have evolved without worms present, which has left a considerable legacy on the soils as well as the plant species that rely on them. These species were originally introduced in ship ballast during the first European excursions to this continent. The University of Minnesota has since found that seven species of earthworm are invading forests, and causing habitat destruction.

That's right, worms are bad for our native plants. Their burrowing activity mixes organic and mineral soil layers and allows for greater infiltration of water. This leaches valuable nutrients from the soil that plants, especially forest herbs, desperately require. It also increases runoff and erosion. Worm feces, or casts, speed up microbial activity as well, which eats up vital stores of nitrogen in the organic soil layers. The loss of carbon from areas where worms have invaded has been likened to a complete functional loss of the forest floor. Worms have also been shown to eat vast quantities of small seeds, especially those of our dwindling orchid species.

The US has no restrictions on the import of worms, and new invasions are happening every year. Research has shown that epicenters of worm invasions are significantly correlated with roads and fishable streams. The Minnesota DNR advises that the best way to slow the spread of worms into new areas is to not release them. Worms are very slow to expand their populations, often moving less than 5 meters a year. Humans are the most considerable vectors for worm movement. If we use the proper methods to discard worms used for bait, or composting, we can slow their rampage across this continent.

#worms #earthworms #invasivespecies #fishing #choosenativeplants #gardening #nature #naturegram #naturelove

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
05/12/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Did you know? You can enjoy your Olmsted Parks from the comfort of your home with our free self-guided mobile audio tours. Visit Tourwand.com/Olmsted on your mobile device.

There are four audio tours to choose from:
1. Delaware Park Meadow and Lake, presented by M&T Bank
2. Japanese Garden in Delaware Park, presented by Wegmans
3. MLK Jr. Park
4. Olmsted's West Side (from Front Park to Colonial Circle, presented by Rich Products

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