Doug was back in his element, taking the brush-cutter to a big honeysuckle thicket out in the middle of the prairie. Jim C. was nearby, chainsaw in hand, taking down another thicket. By quitting time all that honeysuckle was gone, reduced to ash. It felt good to work a fire again, though somewhat warm. That's okay, reminds you to keep a safe distance.
Black Partridge Woods Sunday September 20
Sunday was another stunning late-summer day, the kind that draws you outdoors. We worked on the south side of Bluff Road, removing teasel flowers and collecting a small amount of seed. Then John took us on a walk, first along the creek, then through the upland. A big thank you to Oak Lawn siblings PIotr, Rafal, and Patty for joining us on this day.
Happy Birthday, We Turn 30 This Month
Set down by the campfire, boy. Let me tell ya a story 'bout somethin' that come about a long long time ago. A buncha folks from these parts wuz gittin' worried 'bout the land, an' how it weren't lookin' real healthy, an' it weren't good for the local critters that live out 'chere.
So they formed them this group, an' they called it a restoration project, named after Palos just 'cause that's where they wuz, and it's still goin' on to this very day. A coupla them guys, they's called Joe and John, they's still part of it, an' they ain't even that old now.
An' if ya sees 'em out there, go on over an' pick up one o' them bowsaws or lopper thangs and give 'em a helpin' hand. "Cuz that's the way they do things 'round here and they sure 'nuff gonna 'preciate that.