We doubled at Black Partridge, burning in the aftermath of a tree-thinning day the previous weekend by professional sawyers from Atrium Landscape. A pro crew can do a lot of cutting in one day, so we had a lot of dragging, lopping, and burning to do.
It was our immense good fortune to have a super turnout both days, close to 30 volunteers in all. That included five (FIVE!) first-time Palos volunteers on Saturday, thank you Justin and Jennifer, Veronica, Vaughan, and Ricky! Without your help, and that of all who showed up, we'd have so much more cleanup facing us.
We also had several who doubled up Saturday and Sunday, including Jim D, Joe C. and Joe N., Kurt, Kathy, and Margaret (she filled the second shift both days). Hope I didn't overlook anyone.
In a few weeks - if not sooner - the sproing ephemerals will be out of the ground and blooming shortly after. If you've never visited Black partridge in spring, treat yourself. It's a true delight!