Such a fun day! Twenty-one students from Benito Jaurez HS, courtesy of Build-On, worked along one of several creeks carrying rainwater through the sculpted terrain of Willow. The FOTFP Palos crew close by in one direction, and the Palos regulars, with chain saw and brushcutter, kept things hopping.
Three fires, much brush cut, with more awaiting us when we return in December. Bring it!
Hidden Pond Sunday November 12
The threat of rain hung over us throughout the morning - fortunately it didn't come 'til 11:45 when we were wrapping up. No wind meant no fire, a small detail we'll deal with on our next visit.
We had five students (and one dad) from Whitney Young HS freshman biology classes (thank you Ms. Garcia and Ms. Smith) and removed honeysuckle from a large area just north of the parking lot.
Cranberry Slough November 16
Our last Fall Colors Walk of the season, with Palos Park Public Library, fell on a chilly, windy morning. We had a small, hardy group of walkers. Doug and I totally enjoy partnering with Public Services Librarian Jessica Rock and are already plotting next spring and summer's events with her.