We had a large group, including sawyers from Atrium Landscape, thinning trees along Bluff Road, not far from the Des Plaines River. It's the portion of the preserve that once was a dairy farm, still inhabited by some big, pretty oaks that were being crowded out by a variety of other species.
Some heavy logs, several big fires, and no problem with the cold. The more you move the better you feel. Thanks to first-time Palos volunteer Sandra for and all others present for a productive morning.
Swallow Cliff Woods Sunday January 30
Another day, another super group. They included first-time Palos volunteer Josh and FPCC's Emily Russell, the new Stewardship Aide for our region. We focused on a patch of honeysuckle along one side of the trail leading to the Swallow Cliff stairs.
It is amazing what a dozen people with hand tools can do in just three hours! No chains saws on this day, just a lot of old-fashioned elbow grease. Thanks to all who attended for the terrific job they did.