resistant oaks and invasive ground cover such as Dogwood, providing native plants and oak saplings necessary space and light to thrive.
The Blue-stem Grass and other native plants now dominate, for example, at one place we visited just off the trail on the top of a hill. Just beautiful to see.
All told, I learned a lot on a beautiful autumn day at the conference and in the field. I will return soon enough to walk the trails a bit more especially after the flesh-eating Lady Bugs calm down.
I am glad to have worn a long-sleeved shirt despite the day's heat.