After a couple false starts - the first time we got lost at the beginning of the day - we arrived at a big patch of black mustard targeted for removal. They were as large as advertised, some likely 10 ft. or taller. At least they pulled without much struggle, and our group removed the ENTIRE patch before noon. Ann spotted and pulled a patch of mugwort, which gave her a measure pleasure.
What a group it was too! We had 15 volunteers total, very impressive for a holiday weekend. That included first-time Palos volunteers Aneel and Malcolm, the latter of whom proving his path-finding skills on the way out. Much thanks for sharing part of your weekend with Palos Restoration Project.