Images like the above illustrate the extent of habitat destruction that has occurred in the Midwest US within the past 100 years. Dolton Prairie, also known as Dolton Avenue Prairie, is a remnant wet prairie just south of the border of Chicago in Calumet City, Cook County, IL. The Illinois Natural Areas Inventory has identified… Read more »
Posts Tagged: buckthorn
On Saturday, March 11th, 2017, Habitat 2030 joined the Churchill Woods Protectors in DuPage County, Illinois to remove invasive brush from their woodlands. Surrounded by beautiful oaks and hickories, we removed invasive common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) and honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.). Several people completely new to habitat restoration showed up and learned the basics of invasive… Read more »
Volunteer Nate Bartlett created this handy time lapse of a winter restoration workday at Somme Woods. It’s been pretty helpful in illustrating just what happens at a volunteer day in the cold months for those who are dubious. You’re never cold – look how fast you can move!