This was a cool morning - I wasn't able to come due to another commitment. Now we're fully into summer weed season, with reed canary grass, various thistles, and teasel all showing their (unwelcome) selves around the preserves.
Another favorite summer target is sweet clover; I've seen a lot of the yellow variety flowering lately, and the white should follow close behind. While these plants are a disaster in our natural areas, they are used in agriculture as a cover crop, for hay and pasture, and to enrich soil - it's a legume and fixes nitrogen to the soil.
That means it's not going away, another form of job security for restoration volunteers. ugh