Project Leader: Tyler Lau Project Date: February 7th- May 6th, 2011 Cowpens National Battlefield PO Box 308 Chesnee, SC 29323 Phone: 208-954-4462 Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Update for the week of 4-18-2011 - 4-22-2011
Fresh from a leisurely Sunday, the Copwens Native Plant Team set to kick it into high gear for one of their few remaining weeks. The crew spent Monday and Tuesday by spraying herbicide over an area between the historical Robert Scruggs house and ending at a buffer set up 300 feet from a population on threatened Hexistylus naniflora. Over the two day period the crew sprayed 30 gallons of herbicide over an area of 26.1 acres.
During those two days, one of the mystical Gyro-tracks was brought in for some spring cleaning at one site. If you've seen Ferngully you'll have a picture of what we're talking about. But don't worry, it is not out to cut trees down, only remove underbrush so fallen limbs so more study and restoration can be done in the area :)
The following day brought many adventures of cut-stump treatments to several bamboo and privet patches, followed by a delicious meal of chicken-kabobs grilled by the picnic area (see food blog update).
With Thursday came more cut-stump treatments of Lingustrum Sinese (Chinese privet) as well as the beginnings of the fabled.... dun dun dun!!!! final report!!! The Mecca, if you will, of our pilgrimage to the end of the season, accompanied with pictures and GPS data.
Team members continued the work on the final report Friday due to rain in the morning, with the crew assembling pictures, writing analysis, and walking around the woods in the pouring rain with a GPS. We look forward to a week of traveling the state next week!
Hope the weather is very Spring-like for everyone!
In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people."