Seven students from A.A. Stagg HS Key Club were part of our team for the day, and they did an excellent job. We worked the same area where we thinned trees early in March, burning off some leftovers while Doug and Diana cut brush nearby. The FOTFP Palos crew had their own sector, chain-sawing, brush-cutting, and burning.
Unlike the past two Saturdays, we had good humidity, decent wind, and no trouble getting fires going. A relief, since that same wind on the walk in left us all a bit chilled.
Saturday night was the 2nd Hike the Night for Earth Hour at Orland Grasslands. I seldom pass up a chance to walk a preserve at night; used to do it on my own from time to time but FPCC police sometimes took issue. Remember, preserves are open dawn to dusk. (If you sign up as a frog monitor you can get out after dark!)
Several of our volunteers were part of a packed house at Palos Heights Library on March 27 for a "Glaciers, Quarries, and Seas", a talk by Carl Sandburg science teacher Jim Corcoran on the geology of the Palos landscape. Good stuff..., thanks to Jeannine Kacmar at Palos Heights Public Library for her programming.