Halloween morning at Spears we worked on a patch of honeysuckle near the Boomerang Slough trail junction. More than honeysuckle, with common and glossy buckthorn, bittersweet, barberry, and among other invaders seen and cut.
Our crazy warm spell was just getting started and we had a good group helping with the day's task. Joe and Margaret hung out well into the afternoon and were able to fellowship with local trail users while waiting for the embers to die down.
McClaughrey Springs Sunday November 1
We had a really good turnout for this one, though I wasn't able to get there so I don't know too much detail. I do know there were two brush piles burned. Thanks to all who came, including first-time Palos volunteers Julie and May.
Cap Sauers Holding Sunday November 1
We hand another good group of volunteers Sunday afternoon, including two first-time Palos volunteers, Polly from the Master Naturalist program and Jason, an avid hiker and student of nature at Cap and other local preserves. I believe Amy, another Master Naturalist, Cyndi and Kathy all did both Sunday sessions.
The wind was brisk and the ground a bit dry so Bob chose to stack the day's cut brush for burning next month. As is the case with no burn, we cut a ridiculous amount of brush in time there. One month of drying and it ought to fire up without much trouble. A great way to cap off a busy, successful weekend. Our sincere gratitude to everyone who participated.