Saturday we walked south from the Spears lot, pulling garlic mustard and butterweed along the way. You can readily see the changes in seasons, as both those weeds are dropping flowers and going to seed, the invasive thistles (Canada and bull primarily) are growing bigger and preparing to flower. Ha! Guaranteed we'll have something to do next time out.
That's why we kid about 'job security for volunteers'. It truly is a thing...
McClaughrey Springs Woods Sunday June 6
I only was able to make the final hour of this one, a weed walk through the woodlands west of Mill Creek. There was still some garlic mustard to be had, and a considerable amount of Dame's rocket and butterweed as well.
We were working along a little drainage, and each time you were tempted to think "got it all", you needed only look left, right, or farther down the way to be disabused of that notion. See 'job security for volunteers' in the entry above.