We were back at the shoreline of Maple Lake, removing and burning brush that casts too much shade on the native plants tenuously hanging on here. When we started we were in a thicket with little room to move around; when we finished we had cleared a decent area and brought in a lot of sunlight.
We had a great turnout, ample (and delicious) food brought by participants, and plenty of time to enjoy a stunning, cool, sunny September day.
Good to see Kathy, Jackie, and Iza from FPCC Volunteer Resources, friends from the Des Plaines Valley restoration groups, all our Palos stewards, and numerous volunteers.
This was the third in a series of weekday workdays we're holding at Palos Park Woods South. They will be a regular Wednesday item in upcoming weeks.
We were searching for what we expected, from previous walks through the area, to be the occasional stray honeysuckle. We found many more than that, and many that were much larger than expected. So we kept cutting 'til Doug ran out of herbicide, making it quite a productive and fun day.