Saturday was our return to group restoration activities, and we jumped in at Cap Sauers, working near the trail and Ford Road, within sight of Bergman Slough. Yes, we also renewed our acquaintance with multi-flora rose, one of several invasive plants thriving in the brushy little section Margaret selected.
So we cut and we burned, and we burned and we cut (starting to sound like Jim Stafford here...) It was a good day back.
Black Partridge Woods Sunday January 17
Sunday we returned to the site of last winter's two "Heart Your Park" workdays, funded by a Citgo grant. It didn't feel like almost a year has passed - the second session was just two weeks before our March Covid shutdown. But it was, and much of our effort this time was directed at cleaning and burning brush left behind at the end of that day. Our li'l team of seven also got more honeysuckle cleared before departure time.
Saturday and Sunday both saw snow and sleet overnight, so the fires were slow to start. But with patience (and a stack of newspaper) we eventually prevailed.
Thanks to all the volunteers joining our first efforts of 2021!