They mowed!


From the canal to Hart’s Woods, (and maybe beyond) someone has mowed down the weeds and a huge patch of Swallow-wort (Dog Strangling Vine).  The DSV was about to drop seeds any time soon, so we can only hope this put an end to the massive multiplication potential of this very invasive plant. I’ll have to look and see if they tackled the Black Locust saplings next time I’m down there.

Unfortunately, there was also a good patch of Milkweed (Monarch Butterfly food)  and Bouncing Betty seeding. I guess next year will tell if the mow did any good. If only the Oxbow Woods could be cleared of DSV too.

This ‘neck of the woods’ is under numerous people’s control, The Town of Perinton, RG&E, The National Grid, The National Heritage Trust, The Canal Authority, The Village Schools, and The Village of Fairport.  Will we ever be able to find out who actually mowed it? What a bureaucratic nightmare!

Did you notice the bushes to the right of the photo? They’re blackberries – lots of ’em!





Author: Mike Caswell

I live in Fairport, and my home is at The Oxbow section of The Erie Canal. I fish, have a pontoon boat and like messing in boats. (see I'm retired and enjoy every day living here with my wife Carol and our two dogs.

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