High winds Saturday morning brought a no-burn edict from FPCC, so we spent much of our morning wrestling McMahon's omnipresent bittersweet vines into submission. It's tough to overstate how annoying these are, and I'm impressed how volunteers continue to return to this site. Lesser women and men would walk away.
We'll be back at McMahon this week, though we'll work farther to the south, and return yet again the last two Saturdays of the month, offering ample opportunity to get some licks in at this very unique site.
McClaughrey Springs Woods Sunday April 2
This was a much better day, with warmer temps and reasonable winds, as we cut more brush on the east side of Mill Creek, again within sight of Kean Avenue and the parking lot. Congratulations to Joe Connolly who completed his second observation and will become a certified Brush Pile Burn boss.
This was the first weekend I saw the honeysuckle leafing out, making it easier to spot than the natives which lag behind a little. We cleared another good stretch of land above the creek on our last brush-clearing day here untill fall. Thanks to everyone who came for the terrific effort!