We were another small group on this Saturday preceding Labor Day, chasing down thistles in a contractor work area of a year or two ago It's impressive how quickly forbs and grasses come back after a plot is cleared of brush; not all of it is native and desirable, of course, impressive just the same.
Our main target was bull thistle, with several of us clipping flowers while Joe and Diana carried back[pack sprayers. It was a pretty day, albeit warm as the morning wore on, and we dragged our bags of booty back to the lot at quittin' time for disposal.
McClaughrey Springs Woods Sunday September 4
Diana had a small group at the meadow at McClaughrey, cutting and burning woody invasives. Could not attend due to prior plans, told it was a productive morning.
This weekend will be split between brush-cutting at Paw Paw (Saturday) and seed collecting at Hidden Pond Sunday. By the end of September the primary focus will be brush-cutting, and will remain there throughout fall.