Wildflower season to bloom again on the Ascot Hills of El Sereno

Spring usually finds the Ascot Hills covered in a blanket of the yellow blooming mustard plants. But the 100 acres of rolling El Sereno hillside – like much of the surrounding terrain – once saw a more diverse springtime bloom of native plants, like California Poppy and Arroyo Lupine. In January, a small group of the Ascot Hills Park Advisory Board raced against the rain to return some local, native color to the area, reports The Voice newspaper (Page 10). The volunteers sowed about 13 pounds of wildflower seed – paid for by the LA 32 Neighborhood Council – near the entrance to the unfinished park. Children from a nearby elementary school came by a few days later to plant more seeds, said Jerry Schneider who wrote the story and helped plant the seeds:

“Fifty four students from two second grade classes
and one hearing impaired students class lined up along the fence, opened the complimentary seed packets and with assistance from parents and teachers, the Poppy seed was sown and then raked lightly. Now, students and park visitors are waiting to see the wildflowers grow to provide brilliant colored flowers in the spring.”

Photo by BPBailey/flickr

One comment

  1. I will be hosting a recycle event in the City Of El Sereno on June 25, 2011. It is open to the public and surrounding citys and community.To dispose of all there electronic waste we will be accepting over 50 different items.Hope to see you all there.

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