Whoa, this was toasty! No questioning whether summer is here now. We walked along Old Country Lane hunting invasive thistle and others, clipping seed heads and bagging them. Despite the heat we had a super group who came, thanks to everyone for the excellent work under tough conditions.
Regional Ecology Walk at Theodore Stone Forest, Sunday June 30
Theodore Stone Forest, though outside Palos, falls within FPCC's southwest region. Forest Preserves ecologist Kristin Pink, and T. Stone stewards George Birmingham and Mark Kluge took us on a tour of the prairie.
Another hot sunny morning didn't deter us from spending close to two hours listening and learning. Prairie where thickets of buckthorn once dominated. Collaboration rules, with FPCC, FOTFP, corporate partners, school groups, and individual volunteers all playing key roles. Beautiful!