Our sole weekend restoration effort and we managed to get rained on just once, briefly, in the course of three hours. Thank you, first time Palos volunteer Angela, and second-timer Darien, for coming out in these questionable conditions.
We pulled and bagged garlic mustard for most of the morning, and finished by dead-heading Canada thistle, all within a short distance of the parking lot.
Recent moisture is spurring the growth of mushrooms, which were in short supply through much of spring. Check the 'elegant stinkhorn' below; I truly did not know what this was until I looked it up. Most cool.
Understanding that I don't endorse graffiti, it still was somewhat refreshing, on a recent nature walk, to encounter graffiti with a positive message. Some of it might've been poached from Hallmark Cards, but it was still better than the norm. One quote came from Eleanor Roosevelt, with the following from Edith Wharton:
"Set wide the window, let me drink the day".