This was the northern end of Pioneer, right behind Crawdad Slough. We roamed the area, recently brush-mowed by contractors, snipping the flower-heads off thistles, primarily the Canada variety. This is an area that, prior to the contract work, was all but impassable due to the density of the honeysuckle thicket. It's a treat to walk through such an area and see native plants dotting the landscape.
Yes, there are lots of invasives too, but that's what brings us there. When those are gone, the natives will have a better chance to thrive. We're returning to this spot Saturday, August 14 to continue our efforts.