This was our first Saturday back at McMahon since the brush mowing project, though we had a couple late-winter Wednesdays slipped in. The prairie was burned a couple weeks ago and is much more accessible now that so much brush has been removed. It really looks great!
Of course, there's still abundant honeysuckle and bittersweet in our work area. It's tedious stuff and I'm amazed, time after time, at the energy volunteers bring to bear against it. They are true warriors.
McClaughrey Springs Woods Sunday April 3
We had another big group out Sunday, including first-time Palos volunteer Matt and almost first-timer Andrea. We cleared brush above the bank of Mill Creek, within sight of yet another recently brush-mowed piece of land. This reaches north to Route 83, which is much closer than it seemed before the work was done.
We had one gas brush-cutter going, with everyone else wielding loppers and bowsaws. Two fires burned hot throughout the morning, which started out a bit chilly but was downright pleasant by noon. Much thanks to all who attended our weekend restoration days.