Our commitment to Hixon Forest lives on.
For the past few years we've spent several summer nights in Upper Hixon working on the trails, the butterfly garden and the prairie. In July, several of us had the opportunity to join Friends of the Blufflands on the Zoerb Prairie, clearing invasive species like buckthorn and honeysuckle so the native plants can thrive. "Restoring the prairie at Hixon was extremely gratifying. I am hopeful that our efforts contributed to a healthy prairie for many years to come, as it serves as home for natural grasses and wildflowers," reflects volunteer, Mariah Mueller. We were in the woods and got our hands dirty, and we left seeing the difference we made.
Special thanks to Katelyn Doyle for setting everything up and to all those who came and helped out.