Wide views of the whole forest, close-ups of plants, anything you think is interesting!
Note the moisture of the mulch on top and the soil beneath. Is it dry, medium, or wet?
Place flags by plants that need attention (wilting, yellow leaves, no leaves)
Keep an eye out for any butterflies, birds, bugs, or anything else crawling or flying around
We just planted our first tiny native forest, and we'd like to offer you the opportunity to be a citizen scientist and help us nurture its growth.
We need 1-2 volunteers per week (mostly between April-November) to monitor the progress of the forest. Some ways to help include taking pictures, noting the critters you see (butterflies, birds, bugs), flagging plants that need attention, and checking the soil moisture. After your visit, take a few minutes to fill out this form (we recommend looking at the form before you go.) We'd also love for you to write a blog about what you saw - and become a published writer! Note - we might make some slight edits :)
Please see the schedule below and let us know when you can come out to the Markham Courthouse at 16501 Kedzie Ave, Markham, IL 60428. We recommend going during building hours.
Email with any questions - we're here to help. Thank you!