This was another relatively cool, not-too-humid Saturday, not so common in Chicago in July.
We started out cutting thistle along La Grange Road. Later we ducked into the woodland, working our way back toward the parking lot. Along the way we saw some Michigan lilies and other lovely plants. A pleasant and productive day!
Maybe the most gratifying thing about this morning, spent right along Kean Avenue, was the frequency of neighbors stopping to offer a thanks or other word of encouragement for our efforts.
Roger and Cara Keller used to distribute a newsletter, "The Other Side of Kean", to their neighbors, telling them about restoration at Hidden Pond. It seems their message was well-received.
Thanks to Jackie Grom from FPCC for leading this one, and new Stewardship Aide Teri Radke for assisting! Thanks to Jean Dubach for wearing the backpack sprayer for the duration!