I resumed work this week trying to restore the min fire lane near the south lupine planting area by thinning the accumulation of Natal grass and hacking through the small trees and shrubs that have popped up there in the past four years.
I also saw two good size Brazilian peppers had returned just outside the east fence line. I cut them back severely before they will have a chance to flower and fruit again. I got rid of pepper inside the preserve once. I don't want to repeat it.