Rain and soaked fuel made fire-starting a challenge, one which was, eventually, overcome. We worked inside the trail loop, in an area with resprouts subsequent to contract work of a couple years ago. Mostly it was brush-cutter and lopper work and we cleared a substantial area by day's end. Thanks to first-time Palos volunteer Augustyn for his help!
McClaughrey Springs Woods Sunday September 2
Though I missed this one, Bob Erck filled me in on activities. The group cut and burned honeysuckle and buckthorn, with Bob on the chainsaw and Diana running the brushcutter. It was another in a series of warm, humid sessions; a tip of the tattered hat to all the volunteers who participated.
Cap Sauers Holding Sunday September 2
Oh yeah, this one was warm and humid too. Unlike Saturday, today the honeysuckle were mostly bowsaw-size, meaning serious work for arms and shoulders. Bob chose to defer fire until next month, allowing us to get a lot of cutting done even though we were few in numbers.
Good thing about the woodland after a rainy stretch is the proliferation of mushrooms. Today's slideshow is full of fungi pics; anyone who wants to offer ID on them is encouraged to do so. I find the variety of colors and shapes amazing, as anyone who reads this blog already would know.