As long as thistle (or melilotus, last year's blight) remains at the site, volunteers come back to chase it. This was the case again Saturday, working near 107th Street where the Canada thistle is prolific. Having "a very good year" as Frank might say.
Swallow Cliff Woods, Sunday July 23
This day, Jackie Grom's last as our FPCC Stewardship Aide, was productive, with 14 volunteers working in two locations. Most worked on resprouts in the area where we cleared brush earlier this year, while a small group tackled clumps of thistle and white sweet clover nearby.
Jackie will continue to lead workdays, as a volunteer, at Swallow Cliff. That's great news and I welcome her continued involvement in Palos.
Paddock Woods Wednesday July 26
Warm and humid, again, yet it didn't stop our group from cutting another mass of brush. We're moving right through this section of woodland which is flush with honeysuckle and euonymus.