Thank you to Marty Evanson, Craig and Laurie Bartholomew for identifying 44 species of birds on April 30 in 2 1/2 hours. See the list at www.justintrails.com/blog/
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you Charles and Cindy Ramseyer for leading Amanda and Chris Knowles, Amber & Matt Brantner, Tony Pillow, Valerie Reeb, Eric, Vanessa and John Glindinning, Jeff Justin, Mary Kuppe, Cheryl, Tim & Scott Schoeler, Maria and Danica, Will Vigil, , Doug & Steve Elsen, Gary & Conrad Olson, John & Alysia Ryan, Andreas Pessl-Bauer, Matt Scott, Jeremy Olson, Brian & Deb Zucker, Rosemary Klein, Joseph Korish and Don & Donna Justin in a holistic restoration of our woodland.
Here’s a brief report of what we accomplished:
Completed a management plan with Cindy Ramseyer, botanist & naturalist for the 150 acres of woodland and oak savanna
Cut 35 cords of wood for the campground
Cut 10 cords of wood for Wally the chipper to create mulch for trails & gardens
Cleaned 1000 feet of field edge of down & dead wood
Identified and removed invasive species buckthorn, honeysuckle, barberry & garlic mustard
Control burned 7 acres
Planted 2 #s of native seeds to create prairie
Inoculated 21 logs with shiitake mushroom plugs
Ate great food at tailgate parties and dinners in The Lodge
Exercised our muscles, made new friends
Felt great satisfaction in a job well begun…there’s lots more to do.