Many of the spring wildflowers are blooming now. The spring beauty is probably the most common, which doesn't make it any less lovely.
This was a busy day. In addition to our work, Margaret coordinated with groups of Boy Scouts hiking through the preserve who stopped to view the activity and hear about restoration. We worked both sides of the multi-use trail near Bergman Slough, alongside a wetland, and by the end of the day a large area was cleared of brush.
It's been a couple months since I posted a picture of Bergman Slough. From our work site of last week, it's just a short walk west to Ford Road and Bergman Slough. We're treated to this view each time we walk out.
We had another fantastic Sunday afternoon turnout! Five volunteers on their first visit to Palos, another we first met the previous day, as well as our usual committed crew. The area that steward John Marlin and volunteers are clearing grows larger with each visit, and already some native plants are kicking up their heels. They love that sunshine.