We did some serious honeysuckle chopping and burning in a brushy thicket adjacent to the prairie at Spears. This day marked the return of Friends of the Forest Preserves Palos crew to our Saturday sessions, including new crew member (and veteran Sundown volunteer) Amber Kunz.
Working fairly close to the parking lot made it a short walk so all our energy was directed to the invaders. Good for us, not so good for them.
Hidden Pond Sunday September 9
We've had two previous workdays where we cut brush and could not burn, so we had large stacks needing disposal. With a great group, including several scouts from Palos Park and the Macchione family, we tackled that mess, dragging and burning with (near) abandon. Getting rid of all that brush on the edge of the prairie will allow the next prescribed burn to come through. Thanks to all for a job well done!