Monday, March 28, 2011

Springtime at Cuyamaca College

For the month of April, Cuyamaca College’s LTRC display will focus on Springtime @ Cuyamaca College!

We will feature beautiful fresh and silk floral arrangements generously donated by Diane Citrowske and Susan Butler from our very own Ornamental Horticulture program. And did you know that our amazing Water Conservation Garden is home to a family of fine-looking Barn Owls? Hoot and Holla (father and mother barn owls) set up residence in the garden’s owl box on February 16 and Holla immediately laid her eggs. Some of those eggs have already hatched! Wanna see? Check out the owl cam ! To get an even closer look at barn owls, stop by the LTRC and check out the display specimen barn owls on loan from the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. And speaking of owls, we’ve recently discovered that great horned owls nest on our campus as well. A very lost and confused fledgling great horned owl appeared behind the library one morning and Project Wildlife came to the rescue. Stay tuned; we may have a guest speaker from Project Wildlife visit our library in the very near future.

Let the magnificence of spring further inspire you to be GREEN. Our display will include environmentally friendly tips from our Water Conservation Garden in the form of free handouts kindly supplied by Elizabeth Ramos. Water conservation tips from the City of San Diego’s Public Utilities are also available free in the LTRC.

Enjoy our campus’ springtime splendor any time of the year! Watch the video.

P.S. Don’t forget to visit our Spring Garden Festival on campus Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 9 am to 4 pm. Free admission!

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