With an inch of new snow on the ground, we weren't sure whether we could use the parking lot at Willow Springs picnic grove. Joe and some of the Friends of the Forest Preserve crew cleared snow going uphill to the grove, and we were good to go.
Great to see Brad Marciniec back from his Redwood National Park adventure. We had three groups working; the FOTFP crew at one site, Steve, Joe, and a couple others at another, and the bulk of the group around a heinously nasty patch of multi-flora rose. Diana brush-cut while we dragged, burned, and cursed the thorns.
The early morning chill was forgotten once we started working and got the fires going, and we very much enjoyed being outdoors after the early-season snowfall.
Hidden Pond Sunday December 10
In November we left a lot of honeysuckle on the ground, on a day when impending rain kept us from starting a fire. This time conditions were better and we got rid of all of it, plus a whole lot more, in two brush piles just a stones throw from the parking lot.
Great group, great job! In January we expect to be out near the prairie again.