This was a big group of volunteers, including first-timer Dominik, augmented by a crew of eight from Atrium Landscape. We worked above Crooked Creek in a fairly densely wooded stretch, thinning trees and burning eight? brush piles. The fires were reluctant ones; although the wind was brisk, higher ground around us kept it from reaching ground level.
As a result, the fires took substantial coaxing (and a bit of leafblower magic) to keep them hot, and Joe baby-sat well into the afternoon as he so often does.
McMahon Woods & Fen Wednesday March 9
We were again small in numbers for our Wednesday outing, but able to do a huge hunk of cleanup in what's been our second home since October 2021. Brisk winds, sunny skies, and tolerable temps made it a good day.
First-time Palos volunteer Sylvia came a long distance to join us; we appreciate both her travels and her energy. We also were joined by Matt and Erin from Woods To Wetlands. We burned three big piles of brush and expect to return, probably soon, for more of the same.