The area we worked is the same place we were in March, clearing both sides of the ravine just below the multi-use trail. It's looking good - a long stretch of the ravine, and the hill above it, are now cleared. You can see that in the pictures below.
We got a big boost from the Friends of the Forest Preserve crew and new volunteers Colleen, Dragan, Tom, Brittany, James, and Matt. On Saturday December 3rd we'll be back at Cap Sauers Moraines, though we'll be working closer to Ford Road (and the meeting place).
Today we returned to an area we identified several weeks ago, on a cut-and-drop day, as one with enough brush to justify its own workday. Our main target was honeysuckle, but we also tangled with some tall, nasty multiflora rose. Three of us walked out with scratches on our faces as documentation of those encounters.
Doug brought brats and we ate our lunch after the work was finished. Fun day, productive day, and no rain until hours later, a break in the run of rainy Wednesdays we've experienced.