Teasel galore led us to the southeast corner of the preserve, at the junction of Route 83 and Kean Ave. Our prodigious team of clippers included two first-time Palos volunteers, Susie and Emanuel. Much thanks to them for joining us on this day!ariey
We removed several large bags of teasel and thistle flowerheads, all the while sharing space with countless butterflies, bees, and dragonflies power-lunching on a variety of nectar sources.
Swallow Cliff Woodland Wildflower Walk, Sunday July 28
Thanks to everyone who came out for our walk. It wasn't too warm (was it?) and we spent a lot of time in the shady spots which were numerous along our course. One highlight: an impressive white-tali buck seen along the way. I have one picture below, quality not so good.
Other highlights: one example after another of the diverse range of plants growing at Swallow Cliff, including at least one seen at just a few locations in our area. It truly is a special place, one of my faves both for nature and play.