We had a small group of garlic mustard hunters on this holiday weekend, and a good visit from reporter Tim Hadac and photographer Mary Hadac. We very much appreciate their interest and desire to cover our efforts.
We hiked from the north end of the parking lot to an area above and around the wetland near Old Country Lane, finding small pockets of garlic mustard here and there. Enough to warrant the effort, and not enough to make hauling it out onerous.
Swallow Cliff South Sunday May 26
Another garlic mustard search, this one with a bigger group, about fifteen. Among them were several first-time Palos volunteers; Corbin, Valerie, Bryce, and Steve (hope I got y'all in here). I'm impressed how quickly new volunteers develop a sharp eye for GM.
Occasional raindrops were not enough to discourage us on our trek from the South picnic grove to the Swallow Cliff stairs, then doubling back and completing the mile loop. Numerous, large displays of wild geraniums were outstanding, right at their peak, and we saw a variety of other natives as well. Beautiful!