Last Thursday Diana Krug hosted 45 Curie High students at McClaughrey Springs. They split into groups, taking water samples, measuring stream flow, and cutting and burning honeysuckle, including some large stacks of brush left from from a previous workday. They did great!
Saturday Margaret had a big turnout at Cap Sauers, working both sides of the creek, extending an area we cleared several months back. We had several new volunteers joining us, as well as those familiar faces that are the mainstay of our efforts week after week.
While we worked at Cap, Diana and Jackie Grom were back at McClaughrey, this time with a group from Shedd Aquarium who are regular visitors to the site.
Sunday was a Black Partridge kind of day, clearing more brush from an area close to the old home site.
And Wednesday was another visit to Paddock Woods, where we resumed work near the creek at the southeast corner of the preserve. This is where we plan to focus our efforts, and is home to the largest concentration of winged euonymus (burning bush) I've seen in Palos. The good news: it truly does burn.