Calamus Update: November 10 Work Day

A tired but happy work group after a job well done - Photo Tom Sheley

A tired but happy work group after a job well done - Photo Tom Sheley

It was a brisk day — but the cold didn’t stop us! 

We had a productive and fun day trimming back and clearing invasive honeysuckle.  Although it was in the low 20’s, a dozen people attended and stuck it out for hours as we stacked the cuttings into massive piles.  We focused on an area that had a dense population of honeysuckle – and what a difference we made! 

Thank you to the other Board Members,employees of MAD Scientist Associates, OSU students, and all who attended to help out.  These events are a great way to get outside, work side-by-side with other conservation-minded people, and put in some service hours while you are at it.

As we continue to schedule work days and activities at Calamus Swamp, we continue to learn about this property and how to best manage it.  We will be scheduling another work day in March, several birding trips throughout the year, and will continue with documenting the flora and fauna.  We welcome you to participate! To learn more about Calamus Swamp, see our Calamus Swamp web pages. For the latest events at Calamus, check the Columbus Audubon web site Calendar of Events, or the list of events on our Facebook page. If you have any questions, please reach out to us here.