Half a mile out, cutting thistle heads and reed canary, basking in a lovely, cool summer morning. Gorgeous! Thanks to new volunteers Audrey, Ashleigh, and Katie, and to Omar and his three lovely children.
Swallow Cliff Sunday June 25
Before morning's end, we'd broken through the brush wall on the east edge of the spot we've worked this past few months. Looking good!
New volunteers Chris, Juan and Marissa, Jackie's return to lead the day, Xochi's able assistance, and a reliable group of Palos regulars all helped make this day. Thanks also to Sandy from Trail Watch who stopped by at the end of the day and took the picture, seen below, of remaining volunteers.
Paddock Wednesday June 28
We cut and dropped honeysuckle in the inner loop, finding enough in one location that we will return to burn it on a cooler day. After multiple weeks of garlic mustard it felt great to get bow saw in hand and start hacking again!
Thanks to Pat, on his first visit, to Brenda, Ty, and their FOTFP crew, and to our Wednesday regulars.
Last Tuesday I observed Dave and Kathy Branigan doing macroinvertebrate sampling at Crooked Creek Woods. This is part of Riverwatch, monitoring stream water quality in our area.