We’ll be restoring the area surrounding the pond as part of our project to restore habitat on Illinois Nature Preserves sites funded by the State through the NASA grant. There’s still some buckthorn and honeysuckle to get through but we’re just about finished with this stage of the project!
Directions: From Woodstock, take South Street southwest out of town and over 14. After you cross 14, take the first right (north) into the Westwood subdivision. This part is a bit tricky! Turn left onto Moraine Drive, turn left onto Westwood Trail, continue left onto Westwood Trail, go past Hillside Trail and take the next left onto Seneca Ct. Then turn right at the T and you can park on the side of the road by the natural area.
Nearest address: 1411 Seneca Ct. Woodstock
Tips to make your workday experience safe/enjoyable:
Bring plenty of water – better to bring too much than too little!
Sturdy boots or old tennis shoes
Leather gloves or gardening gloves
Long sleeves/pants – prevent scrapes and scratches from branches
Certain bug sprays and tucking pants into socks helps guard against ticks
Hat – helps protect hair from embers
Sunglasses or eye protection
Feel free to bring loppers if you’ve got them