In December a small crew cut a huge amount of honeysuckle which did not get burned. Bob, Michelle, Kurt Leslie and I came back on the 3rd to drag and burn a good portion of it. Good times in Palos...
Paw Paw Woods Saturday January 5
Thinning and burning small trees on a hill and getting a reminder how much moisture a maple contains; on a day with wind not much exceeding our required minimum of 5 mph, it took the better part of the morning to get the fire truly cooking. Once we did we loaded it like little demons and did a really thorough cleanup.
McClaughrey Springs Sunday January 6
Some thick honeysuckles grow on the west edge of McClaughrey, aside the La Grange Road underpass. We had a good group out Sunday morning attacking these guys and expanding the cleared area started just a month ago. Another humid morning = reluctant fires, again... First-time Palos volunteers Kyle and Tony were among those present.
Cap Sauers Holding Sunday January 6
Another small group for our afternoon session, finishing the clean-up that we started three days earlier. Thanks to first-timer Rebecca and to Andrew and Dave for their excellent help.