Off we tramped in search of garlic mustard, from the Pioneer lot to Old Country Lane, then north to the trail junction. We found a goodly amount along the way. While we searched for weeds, Joe, Jim, and Carolyn were doing backpack spraying of other weeds.
All the way from Palatine came Cyndi Duda to lend a hand. Hadn't seen her for a spell, good to reconnect.
Swallow Cliff Woods Walk Saturday June 4
This was the first of several walks led by Friends of the Forest Preserves and their Trailblazers program. It was fun; while the location was Swallow Cliff, we started and finished at 40 Acres Woods and passed through a stretch of McClaughrey Springs along the way.
Bruce, the leader, knows the site and surrounding area well and did a super job. Thanks also to Sydney of FOTFP who organized this. Looking forward to the upcoming walks - we'll have one at Cranberry Slough on June 25 and another at Redgate Woods that was rained out last Monday, to be rescheduled.
McClaughrey Springs Woods Sunday June 5
We had a big group of pickers today, going after both garlic mustard and dame's rocket. We found plenty, too. The former was a bit harder to locate since all the flowers have dropped, but the less-strategic dame's rocket still was boldly showing its colors.
Such a great day, with a light breeze, tolerable temperature, and the soothing lushness of woodland greens. Thanks to all who came.