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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Interns starting to work

Our five interns began work yesterday. The intern program, administered by Madison Audubon Society, is an important part of our summer restoration work. This is the sixth year Pleasant Valley Conservancy has participated. Four of the students are from U.W. Madison and the fifth from U.W. Stevens Point.

The first day was mostly orientation, including an extended field trip. In the afternoon, they tackled a number of honeysuckles that had escaped our earlier work. These were all in flower and we didn't want them setting seed!

This time of year, the best procedure is to cut all the woody stems with a hand loppers and treat all the cut stems with glyphosate. The interns managed to "clean" out a fairly large area at the edge of the Crane Prairie.


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