This was a garlic mustard hunt, joined by 24 students from Curie HS and their teacher, Erin Falukner. Consistent with what we've seen over recent weekends, some garlic mustard was found, but not in great amounts. Saturday morning was sunny and pleasant, a great time to be out and about. Frequent rains have created a green, lush landscape that led volunteer Kathy Bruch to say she'd 'never seen Cap look so good'.
Nature Walk With a Librarian Saturday May 18
Jessica Rock of Palos Park Public Library and several patrons walked through Paddock Woods, enjoying the diversity of spring wildflowers that make that site such a delight. We appreciate our partnership with the library and the chance to tour out preserves with their patrons. Always a good time...
Black Partridge Woods Sunday May 19
Mother was not so kind today as we twice were rained on, though neither time for any duration. Some finished the afternoon in ponchos. We had mixed success in our garlic mustard hunt, finding a few spots with smallish clusters of plants and sporadic sightings elsewhere along our walk. Near quitting time the sun returned, a most welcome occurrence.