Back to the infamous wall at McMahon, which IS getting pushed back, slowly but surely, with the application of much sweat equity. We had another good group and despite a late start due to a truck dumping some sort of sludge on LaGrange Road and snarling traffic.
Later this season there's some brush-mowing planned for this segment, and I believe a touch of tree thinning as well. It ought to look much better once all that work gets done. Thanks to everyone who has participated in these slogs. :-) X
Swallow Cliff Woods South Sunday November 28
We had a small, hardy group on a crisp Sunday morning; surprisingly, when I arrived at 8:30 am the parking lot at the South Woods only had two or three cars in it. That is rare for Swallow Cliff on a dry day, whatever the season. Newly certified brush pile burn boss Joy managed the fire, and we also had first-time visitor Sydney, from Friends of the Forest Preserves, among our numbers.
We continued to cut and burn honeysuckle on the slope just past the first trail junction, and with any luck should knock out most of the remaining invasives with one more session. We've gotten a lot done there thanks to the matchless energy of our volunteers!