Doug with a brushcutter, Jim with his chainsaw, the rest of us lopping and bowsawing and dragging brush to the fire! We had another productive morning clearing honeysuckly, bucktorn, and way too much bittersweet. Should I note that ANY bittersweet is way too much?
Lots of good things happening at Willow Springs Woods; next month we're hosting a walk there to show and tell residents the story of restoration in our local preserves.
Palos Picnic Sunday September 15
When the last thing you pack for a picnic is a rain jacket, that's uncertain weather. The threat of rain was soon forgotten, though, as the sun broke through and treated us to a glorious late-summer afternoon.
Great turnout, an abundance of good food, a violinist (thanks, Jei!), even a bubble machine. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who shared a portion of their day with us.
Paddock Woods Tuesday September 17
Collecting seed at Paddock with several volunteers (thanks John, Jim, Dave) and the Palos Conservation Corps, my favorite crew. We found at least two kinds of desmodium, some grasses, and many more. Ten people gathered a considerable amount of seed which will fill in spots recently cleared of invasive brush.