Back at Paddock for the third time this spring, we continued our foray into the big open woodland lying inside the Yellow Trail loop. It SEEMS that each time we come we push our way farther north and west, though the process is an arduous one.
Along the trail we ran into Bruce and his Trailblazers walk participants, on a hike that took them from Forty Acres Woods, through three adjacent preserves before looping back to their starting point. Nice hiking, lords and ladies!
McClaughrey Springs Woods Sunday June 4
More a Dame's rocket (DM) party than garlic mustard (GM) this time around, with the GM fading fast while DR still held numerous flowers, making it easier to locate, even from a distance. First-time Palos volunteer Sean joined us, along with Marc, Jessica, Jesse, Joan and Jennifer, all Palos first-timers just a week ago.
We initially split into two groups, letting us tackle two infestations simultaneously. After adding substantial loads of weed to compost heaps, we took a break, then descended as a group on one final target area. Bottom line: lots of Dame's rocket out there, not as much as there was upon arrival. Another excellent volunteer effort!