The first weekend of the month is our busiest, and it began at McMahon.
Our third assault on white sweet clover in the McMahon prairie went much like the prior two; we removed a lot and left much more. The good news is that when it drops all its seed we stop coming. The bad news is we'll be dealing with that seed two years from now. Job security for restoration volunteers...
McClaughrey Springs August 7, 2016
Out first brushpile burn since the end of April was a good one. We burned off all the honeysuckle piles the Shedd Aquarium group cut in July. We got an assist - chainsaws and all - from the FPCC crew that's been coming out recently on weekends. Much appreciated!
Our afternoon session was spent collecting seed (primarily bottle-brush grass) which translates to wandering the site. Saw a lot of mushrooms, large numbers of wild onions in bloom, and a variety of other goodies. The big oak pictured at bottom right is a beauty!