Volunteers moved east for this day, to the 'sand dune' area. First order of business was cleaning up a lot of ground clutter, logs and brush cut on previous days when we weren't burning. They continued with cutting and hauling more brush to the fire.
It was quite the productive day; thanks to all who helped, including first-time Palos volunteer Al.
Nature Walk at Swallow Cliff, Saturday October 29
This was another Trailblazer walk, led by volunteer Bruce who always keeps things interesting. He's been to all our national parks and shares insights from his travels in ways that relate to local nature. This time we walked the Yellow Trail east through McClaughrey Springs and Paddock before returning to the starting point at Forty Acres Woods.
McClaughrey Springs Woods Sunday October 30
This was another day of cutting brush, a mix of "creeping bittersweet vine and haunting honeysuckle" per Joy's FB account. She also shared a striking picture of a milkweed seed pod, seen below.
The work at McClaughrey is coming along nicely. During the nature walk Bruce recognized volunteer efforts along Mill Creek.