This being the last of our big tree-thinning efforts of winter, we hit it pretty hard. Five or six fires, scorchers one and all! We continued working a sector started in January, finishing in one season an area that looked to Margaret like a two-year project just a couple months ago.
A manageable-sized thicket of brush is all that remains between us and Visitation Prairie.
Cap Sauers Holding Sunday March 4
We continued to cut brush on the hill above the wetland, making our way closer to the ravine. With the work Margaret is leading from the Ford Road side, and Bob's efforts along the trail, we will one day meet in the middle, much as the railroaders did at the time of the 'Golden Spike.'
Paddock Woods Monday March 5
Bob had about ten students from Carl Sandburg HS Key Club cutting and burning honeysuckle near the northwest corner of Paddock. They were a good group who were still smiling at quittin' time. Our thanks to them for the contribution to healthy nature in Palos!