Force of Nature at Green Hills
Yesterday the Force of Nature volunteers and people interested in the program arrived at Green Hills to create a new trail in the woods that volunteer Jim Moffett had designed for us.
Below, our group charges the hill above the future parking area to the point where the future mowed meadow trail will enter the woods. When completed the meadow trail will meander up the hill so getting there won’t be so steep. This will be the view for hikers emerging from the wooded trail, a bonus I hadn’t anticipated when we began working on this.
It didn’t take long for the volunteers to clear the new trail and then they turned to cutting Oriental bittersweet vines along the forest edge that were overwhelming the trees there. By the time we took this group photo (below) a few people had left, and not all the tires had been found.
We discovered we were working near (but fortunately not on top of) an indigo bunting nest. Jim Moffett got a great photo of this beauty.
The Force of Nature volunteer program is generously sponsored by PECO.
Photos by Jim Moffett. Posted by Daniel Barringer on August 12, 2013.