This year, 2017, the park committee tried something new in Mary McCann Park. A small plot of sunflowers was planted by committee member, Fred Schetttenhelm, using some of his farming equipment. Unfortunately, the planter equipment he has was too large for the entry path leading to the sunflower area. So, with some good old fashion hand seeders, the seeds were hand sown on top of the worked-up ground. To our good fortune, most of the seeds germinated, producing a small beautiful plot of sunflowers.
Not only do the beautiful sunflowers offer beauty to the landscape, they offer food for the pollinators, birds and wild life. As one gets near the area, the wealth of pollinators and birds are evident. Such a wonderful sight!
Please come and enjoy the flowers while they are still in bloom this fall.
Mary McCann Park is located at 8407 Warner Road, Saline, Michigan. From the parking lot, walk through the park, heading to the eastern edge along one of the trails.