|Sugar Maple (unfortunately, DSV is creeping up its ugly head in the picture)|
We also started to work in the forest behind the site and we removed quite a bit of buckthorn and Manitoba Maple.
The garlic mustard and DSV are, of course, rampant as usual but we have managed to keep it off the fenced area. By removing it all along the outside area of the forest, we can control it better.
|Digging out Manitoba Maple seedlings|
The wet weather and the cooler temperature also means that there is more water in the pond and it looks pretty good. Usually, by this time of the year, it would be all dried up.
|This area normally only has water for the first couple of weeks in May.|
|The weather was great last week and it was nice to see the blue sky reflected in the pond.|