Black Partridge Woods Sunday December 17
On a morning when rain continued to fall along the I-80 corridor, we were fortunate that nothing more than occasional drizzle reached as far north as Lemont. And doubly fortunate to have a great group of volunteers show up on such an overcast morning.
Old friends and new, they included first-time Palos volunteers Alex and David, with David accompanied by daughter Ingrid whom we hadn't seen for quite a while. Back in the pasture on the south of Bluff Road, we got a fire burning and loaded it for almost three hours. By the end of the shift we had almost punched through the last row of honeysuckle near the road, something we'll surely complete next time.
Prescribed Burn Update:
Forest Preserve crews were able to burn several sites last week, including Spears Woods around Boomerang Slough, the prairie at Bergman Slough, and a big stretch along the Yellow Trail at Swallow Cliff South. This MAY be the end of fall burn season, which we thought was over a couple weeks ago.