We met at Morrill Meadow on a warm, damp morning, and walked through a rather tough landscape, with vines, fallen trees, and the occasional throny shrub, along Crooked Creek north of 107th Street. We were a small group, maybe six volunteers, along with four who stayed by the model airplane field to spray weeds.
Our targets were Canada thistle, which was beheaded, and later, when we ran out of thistle in that immediate area, a tall yellow mustard which we uprooted. I had to duck out 30 minutes early due to another commitment, but the traipse back to the lot made me feel I'd put in a full morning's work just the same. The work area has potential, but an abundance of opportunistic invasives stand in the way of realizing that potential.