There are many things which I will miss in Palatine, and one of them is Deer Grove Forest Preserve and my volunteering there. I am sure that I will be able to find some other nature restoration projects, but I will miss that particular one, both the place and the people.
Last weekend, I went to scout my area. It was it a very decent shape, I found not more than a dozen of garlic mustard plants overall:
and I also enjoyed all the spring ephemerals.
Also I was veery touched by the kind words recognizing my weed scouting work for the past several years!
I will be out there next weekend – and it could be the last time!