We moved a short distance south and east of our last work site, on the edge of a wooded area overlooking more grassland. Two chainsaws, one brushcutter, lots of hauling and, eventually two fires. Doug cut a big patch on the grassland while the sawyers tackled bigger stuff in and around the woodland.
Early morning was cool enough to prompt overdressing, which led to shedding of layers as we started moving and the fires heated up. It'll be two weeks, minimum, before we get back to McMahon, and the bittersweet vines will surely await our return. Probably grow a bit too.
Hidden Pond Woods Sunday October 8
Sunday marked our first brush-cutting day of the season at Hidden Pond and it went very well. Our group cleared large pocket of brush along the multi-use trail, one that got passed over when we worked closer to the prairie last winter and spring.
Teri and Emily from Volunteer Resources staged a new volunteer outreach day, and as a result we were joined by first-time Palos volunteers Karen, Victoria, and Alec. We had two brush piles burning, one chainsaw running, and a clear view in from the trail at the end of the day. A most productive time, and big thanks to all who attended!