Protect our beautiful Sherwood Forest
This page serves to showcase the abundance and diversity of plants and wildlife within our neighborhood. And to provide educational information regarding our environment such as
how we can help to keep invasive species away.
Buck Whitetail Deer in Bill Jepson's back yard Nov. 2020
Video of Coyote in Sherwood Forest!
Bill Jepson was sitting on his front porch October 2017 on a beautiful 58 degrees Sunday afternoon. When his chained up dog Romeo started barking wildly. He saw a wild coyote walking around the yards across from his house at 2415 Sherwood Hills Road. He quickly grabbed his IPhone and captured this rare video.
Lots of turkeys in the front yard on Sherwood Hills Road in March!
Link to DNR Invasive Species Guide
Click on the images below to learn more about
Buckthorn (left) and Garlic Mustard (right)
Invasive enemy #1 in Sherwood Forest is Buckthorn, a non-native tree that was first imported from Europe in the mid 1800s primarily to be used for hedges and windbreaks. This under-story tree is detrimental to the health of our forest and wetlands, and by extension, our property values. It out-competes native plants and trees for light, moisture and nutrients and prevents regeneration of native species. Over the long term, as mature native trees die, buckthorn replaces the forest.
This pervasive non-native is threat #2 to our forest. It grows and spreads rapidly and forms dense populations that decrease the abundance of native species such as wild flowers and other ground cover. It was brought to the U.S. in the 1860s from Europe where it was used as an edible green. It gives off a garlic-like odor when crushed, accounting for its name and use in cooking. The odor becomes less intense as plants grow older. It is a member of the mustard family.
SF Plant exchange
Share seeds and seedlings of plants you love with your neighbors.
If a neighbor is interested in making this happen, please contact us.
Jim Couling planting a seedling tree between the two ponds by Lakeview Circle.