This is what the pond looks like in the middle of May so I can imagine what it will be like in the summer. There isn't a lot of water there.
However, like any other site in the valley, there is no shortage of garlic mustard and it was about time we started pulling those. Donwatcher has just written an interesting post about garlic mustard.
We also saw an abondance of this plant which according to the Field Guide to Wildflowers may be either Cleavers or Wild Madder. If it's Cleaver, the stem should be very scratchy with recurved prickles. I'll have to wait until next week to verify that. In any case, these species are alien and their presence is not a good thing.
The team will also be working at Chester Springs Marsh. There used to be a stewardship team there but it stopped a few years ago mainly because it's not very easy to access. Luckily, from Riverdale Park East, it's easier to get there and we will go a few times in the summer.
I'll keep you posted throughout the summer with the progress of my new stewardship team.