Saturday, December 12, 2009

December workday visitors

During our December workday, the regular Skokie Lagoons volunteers welcomed a group of high school students from the TEENS program at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. The combined crew cut a lot of invasive buckthorn trees and burned a brushpile.

Another noteworthy visitor was a small creature, probably a meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus), seen scurrying about several times during the workday. Mr. Vole was busy enough collecting food that many people were able to get close enough to get a good look at him. Please excuse the crummy cell phone picture below.