Had another engagement, thanking Doug Bosco, again, for his photos of the day. White sweet clover is still abundant in many places, and a small crew of die-hards braved the heat on this Saturday morning to go after some of it.
We never get it all but we don't expect to; the goal is to reduce future populations by getting rid of most of the flowers before they go to seed. We're making progress in some places, but it's like whack-a-mole. Hit it here, it pops up over there. Dang!
Two of the pictures below are of a swan family at Lake Katherine in Palos Heights. I've been watching them since mid-May, watching the babies (cygnets) get bigger. Last year's brood didn't survive, this year they're hanging on so far. It'll be maybe three months before they fly and I'll be checking in from time to time hoping to see the flying lessons. Here's a link to information on baby swans and their maturation.