Volunteers returned to the preceding week's work site to have one more crack at multi-flora rose. Courage! It grows tangled with the honeysuckle and separating the two can be an epic struggle.
They were up to the task as they always are. Thorny plants like multi-flora rose and barberry make a strong case (along with flying embers) for wearing eye protection all the time.
Hidden Pond Woods Sunday November 13
We cut honeysuckle on the west border of the prairie, first time there since January. We cleared a big patch, with an energetic group including first-time Palos volunteers Janina and George. Teri Radke from Forest Preserves Volunteer Resources led the activities, assisted by co-worker Emily Russell.
A chilly start gave way to a single hot fire and an impressive pile of hot embers by noon, given the size of the group and the absence of power tools on this day. Great job, everyone!