Joe found a big patch of brush south of the prairie at Katydid, and we cleared it with chainsaw, brushcutter, and hand tools. We had great help from first-time Palos volunteer Nicole, and from Gian Luca and Leo, whom I hadn't seen for quite a spell.
Later, looking across the prairie to the north, Kathy spotted a line of vibrant red shrubbery that she tentatively identified as barberry. Joe confirmed. More brushcutter mayhem with Doug at the helm? We'll see.
Sunday November 8, Hidden Pond Woods
We continued to remove a line of brush along Kean, near Woodland Drive and the storm ditches. It doesn't extend too far from the road but is a massive tangle in places. Some chainsaw-worthy targets are present, so it was fortuitous when Bob Erck showed up, saw in hand. Others might be better handled with a brushcutter, which may be next month's plan.
We were joined by another first-time Palos volunteer, Seasons, who lives just a couple blocks away, and by Mary and Michael, both veterans of our March work nearby. Did a real nice piece of work, already looking forward to December at Hidden Pond.
My apologies for the late post, I had it ready to go around 4:00 p.m. today and Weebly deleted it when I hit 'Save'. So I was ticked off and went for a walk, grabbed a couple nice twilight pics included below.