This year we were helped by a hard working, hilarious crew! Most of the volunteers also play basketball together at school. They joked and laughed together while they worked. I loved the “blackberry brigade” they figured out! Clearly they are used to working as a team.
We focused on removing invasives from the area adjacent to the "salamander meadow", since there were nesting songbirds in the area adjacent to the gravel path.
Volunteers hauled out four bags of English Ivy and a huge pile of Himalayan blackberry.
Best of all we heard a woodpecker and lots of song sparrows, and saw the red backed salamanders that are so unique to that little wetland.