My Review of Heron Lapel Pin

Best lapel pins on the planet!

By Madiem Kawa from Chicago, IL on 12/24/2012


5out of 5

Pros: Fast delivery, Inexpensive, Beautiful pin, Unique Fun Fact, Eco-packaging

Cons: none

Best Uses: Momento, Wear On Shirts, Thank You Gift

I'm president of a small non-profit organization in Chicago called the Washington Park Conservancy. I was looking for an inspiring thank you gift to give to the board of directors and volunteers at a party. I instantly knew the Great Blue Heron pin was the gift. It was simple but has a profound presence, you see many butterfly and dragonfly pins but not many Great Blue Herons.

The website is very simple and fun to browse through, I especially enjoyed reading the fun facts.

Thanks you, everyone loved the pins.


Seed Collection

                                                                                           Milkweed seeds (Asclepias genus) 

You know it is seed collection time again if    
you followed the WPC in the past five years. You may have even participated in one of
our seed collection workdays.

Join us again or for the first time on September 15 and October 20 for a nature walk in Washington Park to collect seeds from Midwestern native plants. We will come back in  winter to spread the seeds in WP's underdeveloped areas.

Native Americans and early settlers have been collecting seeds for centuries before the recent sustainable living buzz. As a child, I remember seeing seeds in every nook and cranny in our house where my grandmother stored them away for the next growing season. I guess you can say hoarding seeds are in my blood, I love collecting and storing many varieties of vegetable and native seeds. Most of all, I love to share seeds with others and listen to their stories of growing success. Become an avid seed collector and you’ll never buy another plant again.

Our 2012 seed collection workdays are September 15 and October 20 from 9a.m. until 12p.m.

-- Madiem Kawa   

2012 Fall Activity Schedule

Migratory Bird Walks 
September 22, 7a.m.
Meet at the Refectory
Birder take pictures of birds in Washington Park

Nature Area Workdays
9a.m. to Noon 
Meet at the Fountain of Time
Southeast Asian teens collect seeds in Washington Park
           September 15, collect seeds
           October 20, collect seeds
           November 3, tree planting
           Winter pruning, to be announced