Your correspondent was at a seed processing event in Salt Creek and could not get to McMahon. With Doug Bosco's FB post and pictures, and a vast stock of past days spent clearing brush at McMahon, we'll give it a whirl.
We had a couple chainsaws going, plus Doug swinging his brushcutter like Georg Solti's baton. Work was slow due to the nefarious bittersweet vines this site is known, and reviled, for. Our group persisted throughout the morning and walked away tired, but with a sense of accomplishment.
McClaughrey Springs Woods Sunday November 5
Could not make this one either, see below. Steward Diana Krug provided the day's account.
We had two groups one from John Hancock Environmental Club, as well as the Sanchez family group of five. Others present were past volunteers Ken Schroeder, Rob from the FOTFP Palos crew, and Alex and Danny from.Tinley RM.
The group worked near Mill Creek, closer to the McClaughrey lot, and got a lot accomplished. Joy and Meredith started the fires, Joe and Bob ran chainsaws
Revenge of the Honeysuckle
Late Saturday I visited the prairie at Cherry Hill to scout and collect seed of late-blooming native plants. Walking a narrow path, I jammed my right foot, hard, into a honeysuckle stump hiding beneath the leaves.
It was a hard shot, fired a whole bundle of nerves, and I hobbled back to the car. That was five days ago, and while I'm healing, I have yet to put a shoe on that foot. If you're keeping score, it's Honeysuckle 1 - Jan 0.