Crow’s Nest: Volunteers in Winter

January 5, 2023

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager.

A group of volunteers posing in a field at Crow's Nest Preserve.

Photo: Daniel Barringer

We didn’t expect our volunteer day this week to occur during such mild weather, but that made it even more glorious to be outside working. Here’s our crew who showed up for the January volunteer workday at Crow’s Nest. We carefully chose a site with little mud, since it’s been raining and warm, a messy combination for winter.

We cleared shrub honeysuckle, multiflora rose, and vines from a hedgerow that is located on a south-facing slope—an ideal location for cold days. Or warm ones, as it turns out.

We’ll have another volunteer opportunity this month in addition to our usual first Wednesdays one. We’ll be hosting volunteers for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: An MLK Day of Service for nature and community, January 16 from 9 – 11:30 am. We’ll tackle another area of vines and brush, improving the preserve for nature and visitors alike. I should note that opportunities are also available that day at many other Natural Lands Preserves, but of course we’d like to see you here. For more details and to register please click on this link to our events calendar.