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

Operating as usual

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
10/24/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Learn more about the Conservancy, develop professional skills and network with your peers by joining the Young Professionals for Olmsted Parks. Applications are open through end of this month (1 week left!) Learn more at bfloparks.org/ypop

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
10/17/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Featured this #ForestryFriday is the London Plane! The work “plane” in its name refers to the large flat (“planar”) leaves, which are maple-shaped and as large as 10 inches across. Learn more about your #DelawareParkTrees by going on a TREEventure, presented by Univera Healthcare. Now available in Spanish. bfloparks.org/delawareparktrees

10/12/2020
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Episode 4 of the Historical Walking Tour Around Hoyt Lake, presented by M&T Bank, features the once most popular entrance to Delaware Park, Rumsey Woods and the Ivy Bridge. Special thanks to our volunteer historian Jim Mendola for sharing all these stories!

Music: Bensound.com #WeAreOlmstedStrong

Post-lockdown, city-dwellers treasure our urban green spaces more than ever
10/09/2020
Post-lockdown, city-dwellers treasure our urban green spaces more than ever

Post-lockdown, city-dwellers treasure our urban green spaces more than ever

In her new book examining the link between nature and wellbeing, environmental historian Dr Catherine Knight explores the benefits of nature experienced by everyday New Zealanders, and argues for more nature in the places where most New Zealanders live – our towns and cities. In New Zealand, we

10/09/2020
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

As part of the pathway restorations throughout Rumsey Woods, our forestry team was tasked with removing a number of hazardous trees. In this video, the tree being removed is a dead beech tree, measuring 32" in diameter. It was located right by the staircase at the corner of Delaware Ave and Rumsey Road, making it a high priority removal.

Due to the extensive trunk decay and brittleness, the team determined that the tree would not be able to withstand the shock forces applied to it through traditional rigging methods. Therefore, they utilized two healthy, adjacent trees to rig the pieces down. This approach gave them excellent directional control to land the log at where they wanted it to. It also helped disperse the weight of the logs onto two separate trees, greatly reducing the shock load experienced by either tree. The mats (seen in video) were to prevent any potential damage that falling debris could cause to the staircase. In the video, you would see that the forestry team also assisted the District 4 (Delaware Park) crew with buckthorn removal. #ForestryFriday

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
10/08/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Love native plants, fall foliage and spending time in your Olmsted Parks? Using the iNaturalist.org app, participate in the Olmsted Parks October Bio-Blitz and enter to win a $25 Urban Roots gift card! Learn more at: https://www.bfloparks.org/about/olmsted-naturally/

If you would like to take it further, join us this Saturday Oct 10th at 10 a.m. for a walkthrough of Olmsted's Managed Meadow Areas (MMAs) in Delaware Park and MLK Jr. Park. With the help of iNaturalist, we hope to identify the native and invasive species present in our MMAs. Email [email protected] or call 716-838-1249 ext. 31 for more details.

Pollinator Friendly Landscaping
10/07/2020

Pollinator Friendly Landscaping

Re-think beautiful.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
10/06/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

We are excited to partner with Molina Healthcare for this year's #WorldMentalHealthDay on Oct 10, 2020. Stay tuned for more details! #PeaceInTheParks

10/04/2020
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Episode 3 of the Historical Walking Tour Around Hoyt Lake presented by M&T Bank is out! Highlights in this episode include:
0:25 - Spirit of Womanhood
0:53 - McMillan Monument
2:37 - Gala Water/Hoyt Lake
3:21 - Casting competitions and the two missing islands of Hoyt Lake

Watch Ep 1 and 2 at http://bit.ly/olmstedparksyoutube
Music from Bensound .com

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
10/03/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

It's #ForestryFriday and we are excited to share about the OAKS! They live up to hundreds of years and are extremely resilient. There are over 400 species of oaks throughout the world, of which approximately 55 are native to North America.

Presented by Univera Healthcare, TREEventure features the Bur Oak (part of the White Oak family) and the Red Oak. Here are two differences between these trees:

🌳 The Red Oak wood is rather porous whereas the Bur Oak pores are naturally plugged, making it suitable for building water-tight vessels and commonly used for cabinetry, barrels and hardwood flooring.

🌳 The Red Oak has pointy, bristle tipped leaf lobes whereas White Oak has rounded lobes.

Do you have a favorite oak tree? Begin your TREEventure online at https://bfloparks.org/delawareparktrees

📷: Kelly Kazmierczak Photography

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
09/30/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

We love this view of the Cottage Garden! 😍 Please join us this Thursday, Oct 1st, for the 2nd Community Discussion on Lighting at MLK Jr. Park. Stop by anytime between 5pm and 7pm, we'll be at the picnic shelters by the greenhouse.

Remember to wear your mask and social distance! Learn more or share your comments online at: http://bfloparks.org/mlk-lighting

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
09/26/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

This week's #ForestryFriday features the Zelkova! Native to Japan, this tree was introduced to the United States in 1862. It’s scientific name, Zelkova serrata refers to the leaf’s unique, serrated margin. Learn more about your #DelawareParkTrees when you go on a TREEventure, presented by Univera Healthcare: https://www.bfloparks.org/delawareparktrees

Photo by Kelly Kazmierczak Photography

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
09/23/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

#ThrowbackTuesday to last September when we built an inclusive playground at MLK Jr. Park, thanks to BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, KABOOM! and Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation. Have you checked it out? #BuiltToPlay

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
09/22/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Are you a neighbor or park user of MLK Jr. Park? Please stop by on Thursday, Oct 1st for the 2nd Community Discussion on Lighting at MLK Jr. Park. This improvement opportunity is made possible by a grant from NYS Empire State Development.

You can also submit your comments online at bfloparks.org/mlk-lighting

09/20/2020
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Join volunteer historian Jim Mendola on a virtual Historical Walking Tour Around Hoyt Lake, presented by M&T Bank.

Virtual Tour Highlights:
00:42 - About young Frederick Law Olmsted
2:03 - Olmsted joins a China trade ship, 1843
2:33 - Olmsted got interested in scientific farming
2:53 - Olmsted's father got him a farm on Staten Island, 1848
3:13 - Olmsted go to England and visits Birkenhead Park, 1850
4:02 - Olmsted publishes Walks and Talks of an American Farmer in England, and got more involved with the literary circle in New York City. Soon after, he met Calvert Vaux. They went on to design the Greenswards Plan for Central Park and won, 1858
5:22 - Civil War began and Olmsted got involved with the U.S. Sanitary Commission
6:23 - Information on four books Olmsted published after his journey to the South
6:50 - William Dorsheimer hired Olmsted for to design a park in Buffalo


8:05 - Grand Staircase (also known as City Gate), Concourse, Photoshoot location for car manufacturers
9:29 - Vaux's Boat House, Electric Boats and the Swan Boat
11:52 - Band Stands
12:29 - Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performed on a floating band stand in 1929

🎵: Dreams from Bensound.com

Go on a TREEventure
09/19/2020
Go on a TREEventure

Go on a TREEventure

AM Buffalo Actions Facebook Tweet Email Go on a TREEventure Posted at 5:19 PM, Sep 17, 2020 and last updated 2020-09-17 17:19:30-04 If you are looking for a new activity you can do with the kids, you can go on a TREEventure. Univera and Olmsted as a team came up with this great idea to have a TREEve...

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
09/17/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

We are excited to share that bunkers at all three Olmsted golf courses have been renovated! ⛳️🏌 Enjoy golfing at your Olmsted Parks (Caz, Delaware and South) this fall by booking your tee time at bfloparks.org/golf

Prairie Nursery
09/17/2020

Prairie Nursery

An important late-season source of nectar for Monarch butterflies, Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa) never fails to attract a flurry of pollinators. A good choice for prairie gardens in full sun, they are typically around 3 feet high, and may be a bit taller in rich soils. This goldenrod is not as aggressive as some because it doesn’t spread by rhizome, but it will self-seed. Check out our Custom Kit of Colorful Fall Favorites, for your choice of Asters & Goldenrods
https://www.prairienursery.com/custom-plant-kits/seasonal-custom-kits/colorful-fall-favorites.html

Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council
09/15/2020

Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council

Delaware Park #RegionCentral #BuffaloNY

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MILK the WEED
09/14/2020

MILK the WEED

These will work for you. Get golden.

Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council
09/12/2020

Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council

Delaware Park #RegionCentral #BuffaloNY

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Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
09/11/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

For #ForestryFriday, we are featuring the Norway Spruce! Known for its cold hardiness, it is the most northern tree of Norway and eastern Russia. It can grow to nearly 200 feet tall in the wild. Plus, the Rockefeller Center in New York City erects and decorates a Norway Spruce next to the skating rink every holiday season! Learn more when you go on a TREEventure, presented by Univera Healthcare: https://www.bfloparks.org/delawareparktrees/ 🌳🌲

Tag us in your tree selfies at #DelawareParkTrees!
📷: Kelly Kazmierczak

09/10/2020
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

For today’s Wednesday ROUTES with Olmsted, our dir. of development and communications, Catie Stephenson shows us around Front, Prospect and Columbus Parks. All three Olmsted Parks are featured in the free self-guided mobile audio tour of Olmsted’s West Side, presented by Rich Products. Learn more at bfloparks.org/audio-tours.

Music: Creative Minds from Bensound.com

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
09/09/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

It's the final week of splash pad season! Cool off at your Olmsted splash pads at Caz Park or MLK Jr. Park, a designated BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York Healthy Zone. All City of Buffalo splash pads are open daily through Sept 13th, from 2:00p.m. to 7:00p.m., weather dependent.

📷: @masaya_and_yui on Instagram

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
09/09/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Spectacular blooms at Cazenovia Park Buffalo 😍🌻 Many thanks to the hardworking and talented District 2 operations team, led by district supervisor Jimmy Coyle. Learn more about Cazenovia, Heacock and South Parks at bfloparks.org. #WeAreOlmstedStrong

09/02/2020
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Are you ready for a TREEventure around Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park? Presented by Univera Healthcare, go on a Tree Scavenger Hunt to learn about 13 different tree varieties. This is a perfect activity to do with a friend, your family or even yourself! Learn more at bfloparks.org/delawareparktrees.

🎵: Buddy from Bensound.com #DelawareParkTrees

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
09/02/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

#ThrowbackTuesday to a few weeks ago where our diligent crew of seasonal employees were planting flowerbeds throughout the Olmsted Park System! 😍🌷 Special thanks to Lawley Insurance for supporting our seasonal workforce. bfloparks.org/support

Prairie Moon Nursery
08/31/2020

Prairie Moon Nursery

Do you suffer from allergies this time of year? Goldenrods are often accused of causing the dreaded hay fever symptoms, but this is simply not true. Hay fever is caused by pollen, and Goldenrod pollen is quite large and sticky, designed to adhere to the body of visiting insects. Goldenrod pollen does not become airborne, and thus it never has the chance to make its way into your respiratory system.

The true culprits of hay fever are wind pollinated Ragweeds which broadcast copious amounts of lightweight pollen into the air. Ragweed blooms at the same time of year as Goldenrod; the green bloom of the Ragweed often goes unnoticed next to the brilliant yellow of the Goldenrod.

We cannot stress enough the importance of fall-blooming Goldenrods to native insects. Including these wildflowers, along with other fall-bloomers like Asters, will provide high-quality nectar sources late into the season.

You can easily add our favorite late-blooming wildflowers to your garden with the Fall Pollinator Power Pack! Get yours online here: www.prairiemoon.com/fall-pollinator-power-pack-prairie-moon-nursery.html

#goldenrod #ragweed #hayfever #allergies #wildflower #wildflowers #nature #naturegram #naturelovers #plantsofinstagram #IGnature #instabotany #botany #ecologicalrestoration #ecology #nativeplants #nativeplantsofnorthamerica #nativeflora #plantID #plantidentification #choosenativeplants

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
08/31/2020

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

We are honored to partner with NYS Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes to dedicate a bench to the late Dr. Rhonda Ricks in MLK Jr. Park. Dr. Ricks was a tremendous community leader and changemaker, and we are forever grateful for her.

08/28/2020
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

It's GALA day at Olmsted! We are thrilled to have Melanie Camp WKBW and Alyssa Georger from Lockhouse Distillery & Bar demonstrate how to make Buffalo's very own FLOtini! Tune in to 7 Eyewitness News WKBW tonight at 7:30pm for a 30-minute Olmsted special. wkbw.com/live

Help sustain your parks that are sustaining YOU at our virtual gala: bfloparks.org/flo2020

The Pollinator Partnership
08/28/2020

The Pollinator Partnership

#FunFactFriday: Most people are familiar with the flowering annuals and perennials in their flower beds that attract pollinators, but did you know that pollinators forage for pollen and nectar up in the tree canopy too? With their profusion of flowers, trees are a convenient food source for bees and other pollinators as they are densely covered with thousands of flowers with an abundance of nectar and pollen all in one place.

Trees also provide nesting opportunities for bees that make their nests in holes, hollows, or crevices in tree branches and trunks. Dead trees, trunks, or branches that contain old beetle borings serve as nesting substrates for cavity-nesting bees as well. The Eastern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica), is an example of a bee that relies on trees for nesting. Native flowering trees are also beneficial to the larvae of many native butterflies and moths that feed upon tree foliage, much like the Painted Lady (Vanessa sp.) featured on this poster.

Artwork by Natalya Zahn from our 2016 “Trees For Bees” Poster. See full poster and read more at https://www.pollinator.org/shop/poster-2016.

#tree #trees #bee #bees #pollinator #pollinators #habitatrestoration #pollinatorhabitat #flowers #pollinatorconservation

08/25/2020
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Help sustain the parks that are sustaining YOU! This year's Denim & Diamonds Gala is going virtual and we hope you will support your parks by making a donation or participating in the online silent auction: bfloparks.org/flo2020

Thank you John Di Sciullo of WBBZ TV | Buffalo's Buzz for sharing our joy!

🎵: Creative Minds from Bensound.com

MILK the WEED
08/22/2020

MILK the WEED

Perhaps privilege comes from a place of denied grief. When we plant what's beautiful to us in gardens, without considering equally what's beautiful to wildlife or the larger ecosystem functions at play, then we privilege one species. When we use plants as primarily decorator items we deny climate change and mass extinction -- we deny the shared grief of habitat loss and warmer cities and polluted water. When we say yes to a gingko or a butterfly bush or a hosta or a lilac we say no to the species whose homes we've colonized and stolen.

It is time for a new garden ethic. Our hearts and our science points us to the interconnectedness of all life and all places. It is time for reconciliation ecology where we revive wildness not for our sake, but for the sake of the silenced majority. When you help the oppressed you heal the oppressor; native plant gardens are the first, small step to take as we reawaken to life.
https://www.monarchgard.com/books.html

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