|Kankakee mallow|Langham Island as it appeared in 1938. Some of the very rare plants found here include buffalo clover (Trifolium reflexum) and northern corn salad (Valerianella umbilicata), both of which are known to sprout after hot fires.
|Trevor Edmonson looks for remnants of Langham Island's "open grassy woods." He doesn't find any.|
Some people are now starting a “Friends of Langham Island” to help out, keep watch, and inform all who care. We're organizing a “kick-off workday” for September 13th. This island needs and deserves stewards.
|Much of the precious island now looks like this. How could this be? And yet we know how it could. |
Fortunately, some portions still have remnants of the grassy turf Langham once was known for.
Help build momentum at the first volunteer brush bash – Saturday, September 13th.
Spread the word. Join us.
It will be an inspired event.
- If you can, bring work gloves, loppers and hand-saws. We’ll have extras.
- We need a few boats. Park Superintendent Kathy Pangle has promised their canoe, but the more “boats” we have, the more quickly we can ferry folks and tools back and forth.
- Let us know if you might like to help organize this kick-off.