I must begin by saying what a glorious weekend it was to be outside in the woods! Both Saturday and Sunday were pleasant, sunny, not too warm, and totally lovely. On Saturday we were joined by 20+ volunteers from SWIFT (Southwest Interfaith Team) who did a terrific job. We cut and burned near Kean Ave. and Mill Creek, and had three fires going to dispose of all the cut brush.
Our thanks go both to the SWIFT group and to the group of regular volunteers who assisted and helped make this day such a success.
Swallow Cliff South Sunday September 26
We had two activities going Sunday. Most of the group cut brush, going after stray honeysuckles inside the loop trail in the South woods. This is something we've talked about doing for a couple years, happy to get it done. Though we were cutting and dropping, with no fire, we cleared one thicket that could almost warrant a brush pile burn
At the same time, a couple of volunteers collected seed in the same area, getting a goodly amount of Joe Pye, bottlebrush grass, and several others. We even got a small amount of spikenard seed that John Marlin found.
Thanks to first-time Palos volunteers Curtis and Ryan, and to all present, for a good day!