We worked on a flat knob, perhaps 75 yards across, bounded on three sides by the deep ravines that define this area. Looking west you can see the Fairmount cemetery. Looking east you might see sunlight reflected off cars traveling on 104th Avenue. Still, given the ruggedness of the terrain, the sharp dip down into the ravines, it's easy to feel you were dropped into the middle of nowhere. Stunning!
Four first-time volunteers came out to Willow West on this day. Our thanks to Colton, Sean, Nicole, and Abraham for their unbounded energy.
That same day, in the afternoon, John O'Lear, Swallow Cliff steward, cleared viburnum from an area to the south and east of the Cherry Hill picnic area. Since John works his site only in the dormant season, he won't return 'til November.