Normally we're here around Halloween, across from the cemetery in the 'haunted woods' of Willow West. This year we arrived early and a bit ahead of fall colors. Super turnout, with first-time Palos volunteers Cassi, James, and Mike, a visit from long-time volunteer and friend Ken Schroeder, and a host of energetic volunteers.
Many honeysuckles met their demise by saw and lopper, a number of maples were thinned, and three big fires took care of all that we cut.
McClaughrey Springs Woods Sunday September 30
We had a great crew Sunday as well, working near the Yellow Trail's northeastern section. Devin and Carrie got one fire going, Jean the other, and everyone pitched in cutting and dragging brush. A lot of cut honeysuckle on the ground from Diana's last workday,four weeks ago, got collected and burned too.