Your correspondent was absent due to a family event, but was able to piece together the story of a reed canary grass hunt at Cap. Thanks to first-time Palos volunteers Paul and Aidan for joining our group for the morning.
It was a warm day, an old-fashioned hunt wherein we clipped and bagged the flowering heads of the plant. I talked a bit about reed canary in a recent blog post, and suspect it is equally as tenacious as it was then.
Black Partridge Woods Sunday June 20
This day was equally warm, and though we were in a very shaded section of woodland, we also had no detectable breeze. So, yes, it was a Cinnabon day (warm & sticky).
We had three first-time Palos volunteers; thank you Darien, Eric, and Lucas for great help and interesting conversation. We found and bagged a lot of garlic mustard and butterweed, some of the latter growing in the muddy center of the creek bed.
When I left Black Partridge I went for a short kayak spin on Tampier Lake. Raindrops soon after I got in the water, with some impressive clouds overhead, ensured that it was a short spin. We've had day after day of fascinating cloud formations recentlyn and I never tire of them. Several pictures below are testimony to this.