Saturday was an active, fun day; some of us were part of the walking tours, while others went to the work site and began cutting and burning honeysuckle. The two groups who walked collected seed along the way, stopping at various points of interest within the preserve.
When our second walking group arrived at the work site, we were amazed by how large an area was cleared.
Thanks to all our guests who came to see Spears Woods and stayed to help make it better. We hope you enjoyed the morning and return on another day. Thanks to the volunteers who worked so hard clearing both sides of the ravine that was the morning's target.
We also send our gratitude to Brenda, Tyrone, and Ebony from Friends of the Forest Preserves who managed wave upon wave of scouts over at Pioneer Woods while we were at Spears! The clear area in the picture below, right was completely brushed in when they began at 8 am.
Another case of workday rainus interruptus, though we did get in a good 90 minutes of roam-and-cut before calling it a day. We ran across some seriously BIG honeysuckles out there; glad Doug has sharp saws in his tool kit.