This site is part of the Park District of Palatine and is managed by Cyndi Duda and her guy Brian. It's a nice little piece of land, nestled between Metra tracks and a big sledding hill, with a paved trail bordering one side. Cyndi, our stewardship aide from FPCC until her retirement earlier this year, still comes to Palos regularly to volunteer with us, so it felt good to return the favor.
This is a remnant prairie; from her description I want to get back during the growing season to check it out. Most of our time was spent doing cleanup and burning some cut logs near a frog pond on one end, though we finished by clipping buckthorn and honeysuckle farther in.
Most of the pictures are from that morning, plus a couple more sunrise pictures from Arrowhead Lake in Palos Heights, one of my nearby refuges for a quick nature fix.