We had about a dozen who came to Spears on Saturday of a hot, humid weekend. Thanks to all, including first-time Palos volunteer Ameila, and thanks to steward Joe Neumann for keeping us in the shade.
We carried some garlic mustard out but it wasn't a lot, sparking hope that years of repeated hunts across the preserves are showing resullts. Really, the best thing about these hunts is encountering natives like the green dragon pictured below.
Swallow Cliff Woods South, Sunday May 27
Another hot day, another low-key, informative walk through one of our sites. Great to work with Carmen for the first time in Palos, also first-time volunteers Debbie and Luciana. We got to see a lot of plants and tour a part of the site we normally don't reach on our Sunday mornings here. Beautiful!