We returned to a scrubby area that was brush-mowed last year, hand-cutting resprouts and larger, well-established invasives, primarily honeysuckle and Asian bittersweet. We did not burn on this day due to heat, low humidity and high fire risk.
It was quite messy in there, with countless small bittersweet vines that seemed to vanish the instant you clipped them. They probably will be best dealt with, later, with herbicide, after the herbaceous plants growing around them die back for winter.
Meanwhile, the procession of late-summer plants rolls on in the higher-quality areas, with asters now joining the goldenrods in bloom and other treats, like bottle gentian, popping up. See the pictures below for more.