This was our sole restoration day of the weekend, and it took place under a warm, yet not intolerable sun. Or maybe the break we took under the mulberry tree helped - caution, if you wear tan khakis and sit beneath a mulberry, have the stain remover on hand at home.
Some volunteers clipped the flowers from Canada thistle near 107th Street, some sprrayed weeds in the main prairie farther south, and a couple (Margaret and Carolyn) did both. We collected an impressive haul of booty, several bags full, from a relatively small group.
Many of the Canada thistle plants looked stunted, at least in my opinion. However, they still produced flowers, and in a few instances had already gone to seed. So it was time well spent.
First Kayak Outing of the Season
Last Friday I hauled the little blue boat to Tampier Lake, my go-to spot for solo paddling. It was a trifle breezy, enough for the boat to turn quickly whenever I took the paddle out of the water. Lake level seemed low, and there were more aquatic plants reaching the surface, in the middle of the lake, than I recall in past years.