Missed both these dates and will rely on others accounts, including Doug Bosco's FB post, for this report. Some volunteers carried herbicide sprayers, while others pulled white sweet clover (is there still some left out there?) on the prairie at McMahon. It was a beautiful, sunny morning, and may mark our last foray to the prairie for sweet clover removal.
My personal McMahon visit came one day earlier, about 10:00 pm, with two other volunteers from the Dark Sky Monitor project. After we took readings with our sky quality meters, we laid on our backs on the concrete runway and spent a short while admiring the stars overhead and clouds swirling beneath them. Quite a satisfying way to wrap up an evening.
McClaughrey Springs Woods Sunday August 13
Our small group of volunteers was disrupted by a yellow jacket assault on Doug Bosco - hope you're over the swelling by now, Doug. It is their time and they are exceedingly aggressive if you get near the nest. After the incident, which was planned for cutting and stacking woody invasives for burning in autumn, Diana called the day short.