The morning was cool, still overcast, blessedly free of rain. We worked in a lush green stretch north of the parking lot, Lush in places with garlic mustard, to be sure, but also with the good stuff, like trillium, wild geraniums, and mayapples, all in bloom.
Thanks to everyone who came, with special thanks to Mary from FPCC, Douglas from FOTFP, new volunteers Lindsay and Jim, and almost-new volunteer Sheri. We removed many bags of GM from the premises in the course of the day.
Students from Chicago Bulls College Prep and Hinsdale South High School came to Partridge to obliterate as much garlic mustard as we/they could find. Not certain who brought the sunshine but it was surely welcome.
The high schoolers became instant experts at GM identification and the help they provided was most welcome.
Black Partridge has a diverse mix of spring wildflowers and many were on display. Beautiful place!