This was our sole session of the weekend, and one that I missed due to another commitment. It was also quite the sunny, steamy morning; credit to all who attended. I included one picture below, from Doug Bosco's FB post of that day. Our smallish crew went out to remove the flowering heads of reed canary grass, a hugely troublesome invasive plant that is very adaptable.
From a USDA publication, my italics to indicate the variety of habitats where this grass is found: "Reed canary grass can grow on dry soils in upland habitats and in the partial shade of oak woodlands, but does best on fertile, moist organic soils in full sun. This species can invade most types of wetlands, including marshes, wet prairies, sedge meadows, fens, stream banks, ditches and seasonally wet areas; it also grows in disturbed areas such as bergs and spoil-piles."
Holy cripes, it grows most everywhere! Did I mention adaptable?. Here's more on RCG (Reed canary grass)
Nature Walk With a Librarian, Thursday June 17
This was the third of our Spring walks, and we had a great, fun group of 14. It was a dream morning, sunny but we were shaded, not too warm. We walked the loop trail at the south woods, over bone-dry trails, and stopped to read - this was a true surprise - positive, inspirational graffiti at the stone CCC shelter on the south side of the loop. I plan to go back and retrieve/share some of this graffiti.