Saturday December 5, Willow Springs Woods
Ten students and two leaders from Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum worked with us on this morning, first negotiating a long, tough walk over hills and across ravines, toting tools, lunch, and cooking equipment. No trails, no problem.
We had two big brushpiles burning and cleared a large patch within sight of Fairmount Cemetery, letting much more sunlight reach the ground.
We took another shot at the honeysuckle along Mill Creek, this time working north of the multi-use trail. Each month it gets pushed back more - one day I will post a picture of Mill Creek with both banks in this stretch free of invasives. But not yet....
Working along the Visitation Trail, cutting and burning more honeysuckle. This is another area that's shaping up well after repeated forays into the brush. Thanks to new volunteers Christine, Jos, and Trillia for their enthusiastic help.