With a good soaking rain earlier in the morning, and with over 80% relative humidity, we figured our option was to just stack brush instead of burning it. However, the stacks of brush were getting in our way, and Joe decided we were going to burn. So, with a paper sack of dead branches and twigs he saved for such a purpose, along with one fire log, and one match, Brush Pile Burning in Palos was officially opened by Joe Neumann.
It burned well and easily, once we had it going. There was a nice breeze from the lake, and the weather was not too hot. The heat also helped dry out our soaked clothes.
Joe says we will probably come back to this area, as additional, careful removal of brush amidst good native species will be necessary.