Six hardworking volunteer “regulars” pulled privet (Ligustrum sinense), weeded the two butterfly gardens and tagged young saplings there for future removal, and tackled several large privet-trees down along the boardwalk.  We found viburnum, spicebush, and ebony spleenwort growing at the back of the original butterfly garden.  One of the workers met with a beautiful 3-foot rat snake, and we heard but did not see a pileated woodpecker.  We noted that the area we cleared of privet last season is now filled with pokeweed, which is gratifying.

Ripened pokeweed berries

Future workdays will include more of the same!


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